Orton Supports the National K-12 Ceramic Foundation

The Orton Foundation proudly supports the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. The K-12 Ceramic Foundation fosters support and nurtures creativity...
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Upcoming Conferences, Exhibits and Trade Shows

2021 Advanced Ceramics - Virtual  January 2021 MIM Conference -  Virtual March 2021 NCECA - Virtual May 2021 PowderMet 2021 - Orlando,...
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Case Study on Creep Behavior and Measurement

Understanding creep behavior provides insights for design improvements and quality assurance. To see the Case Study, Click Here
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Here are the Blogs in the Pyrometric Cones category.
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Thursday, 7 January 2021
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blog preview image Jessica explains how Pyrometric cones help the firing process.  Click here to Watch her on ClayShare!...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2021 7:44 AM by Jessic Putnam-Phillips
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Thursday, 3 September 2020
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We ran across this recent post from Sue McLeod that explains why she uses Witness Cones in her firings.  Sue's insight is helpful information for both new and experienced Potters and Ceramicists.  To see Sue's Post CLICK HERE .  Thank You Sue! ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2020 8:06 AM by Sue McLeod
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Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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Do cones have a shelf life? At the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, a common question asked to us by ceramic artists, potters, or engineers is whether cones have a shelf life.  Are cones still usable when they are old?  The answer is most always yes, if cones were stored in a dry location, they ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2020 8:47 AM by Tom McInnerney
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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blog preview image Those experienced in firing ceramics know that kiln atmosphere can have a major influence on the reaction rates and properties of the ware.  Since the point at which a cone will bend is brought about by thermochemical reactions, we would also expect that atmosphere also influences when a cone will deform.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2017 10:09 AM by Jim Litzinger
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Thursday, 4 June 2015
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blog preview image For less than the cost of a can of soda, a set of Orton Ceramic Pyrometric Cones placed in each kiln firing will provide you with the assurance that you fired your ceramics properly.  Electronic controllers rely on an electrical output generated from a thermocouple inserted into the kiln. A thermocouple ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2015 9:13 AM by Thomas McInnerney
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