Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

KILN - Continuous

ca: FORN - Continu

es: HORNO - Continuo

Continuous kiln is also known as tunnel kiln. The ware is put on to bats, the bats are on rollers which turn and slowly move the ware through a long tunnel and as it moves it goes through the whole process of firing. As it moves, the heat increases and when it reaches the central portion it will be at the hottest part, the heat required for that particular type of ceramics. It goes on moving but with the temperature gradually reducing until it leaves the kiln at room temperature.