Ceramic Cone Temperatures

If you’re looking to buy a kiln, one of the things you might want to do is buy one that is capable of handling higher temperatures than what you currently think you’ll be needing. By doing so, you’re sure that you’ll be able to satisfy your creative urges no matter if they change slightly from your current plans.

A lot of potters will need to fire at cone 6, although 8 is also common. In those cases, it might be a good idea for you to go with a kiln capable of firing at cone 10.

You should also be sure to protect your eyes when looking at the clay with a welder’s mask to avoid damage to your eyes!

Cone # Color Fahrenheit Celsius
22 Dull Red 1113 600.6
21 1136 613.3
20 1176 635.6
19 1260 682.2
18 1323 717.2
17 1375 746.1
16 1458 792.2
15 1478 803.3
14 1541 838.3
13 1564 851.1
12 Cherry colored red 1624 884.4
11 1640 893.3
10 1653 900.6
9 1692 922.2
8 Orange 1752 955.6
7 1802 983.3
6 1831 999.4
5 1913 1045
4 1941 1060.6
031/2 1975 1079.4
3 2015 1101.7
2 2047 1119.4
1 2080 1137.8
1 Yellow 2108 1153.3
2 2125 1162.8
3 2133 1167.2
4 2168 1186.7
5 2184 1195.6
6 2233 1222.8
7 2263 1239.4
8 2306 1263.3
9 2335 1279.4
10 White 2382 1305.6
11 2398 1314.4
12 2420 1326.7
13 2454 1345.6

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