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Ceramic Kilns: What buyers need to know

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Ceramic Kilns: What buyers need to know

When you are looking for the perfect kiln, you might think there is one out there that does it all, but kilns are made for specific purposes. The perfect ceramic or pottery kiln might be a poor choice for an enamel artist. The best knife oven would not necessarily be great for a glass fuser. In the next few weeks, we are going to take a look at several different categories of kilns and discuss what we think are important features to look for when you are deciding on your next kiln. Let’s start with kilns for clay artists!  ...

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Kiln Frog Kiln Academy - WOW! That's a lot of information!

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Kiln Frog Kiln Academy - WOW! That's a lot of information!

      Have you visited the Kiln Frog Kiln Academy?  If you haven’t, you probably have no idea how much information is on our website.  Just about anything you could ever want to know about kilns and how they work is contained in these pages.  Let’s take a quick overview to help you get some ideas on where you might want to start exploring.     Ask Arnold – Arnold Howard is our kiln guru.  He knows so much about kilns, and he has graciously committed to answering your questions about kilns and how they work.  Arnold was a long-time employee at Paragon Kilns, so...

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The Benefits of Ceramic Rods and Quartz Tubes In Kiln Design

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The Benefits of Ceramic Rods and Quartz Tubes In Kiln Design

You may have noticed that some of our kilns have elements wrapped around ceramic rods or encased in quartz tubes in the lids.  These design features add a lot of value to the design of the kiln in different ways.  Here is a quick breakdown of how these different materials enhance the function of the kiln environment.  Ceramic Rods Some kilns have elements in the lid that are wrapped around ceramic rods.  The main benefit for using this building technique is to keep the elements from dropping or sagging.  As elements age they sometimes lose their shape.  When they are...

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Relay Q & A

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Relay Q & A

When ordering a new kiln, the question always comes up about what type of relays we would recommend.  A lot of people know that a relay is something in the kiln that has to do with electricity, but not much beyond that.  Hopefully, this informative blog will get you up to speed if you are scratching your head and wondering why you should care what a relay is.  They are really important to the operation of your kiln, and there are things you should know about the care and maintenance of your relays. 

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Create Hues with Sparkle and Depth

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Create Hues with Sparkle and Depth

Quick Tip: Sparkle, Sparkle Did you ever wonder why Bullseye doesn’t make an Aventurine version of other colors, like red, for example? We would if we could! The chemistry of those sparkles (a.k.a., flake) is deeply tied to green glass. In the kiln, however, you can layer to create new hues. When we were tipped off to this combination by Meryl Raiffe at The Glass Underground, we just had to try it and share the results!

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