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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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How Low Voltage Affects Firing Time

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How Low Voltage Affects Firing Time

Knowledge is POWER! Making sure you have the correct voltage is one of the most important factors of kiln efficiency! Plug the kiln into the correct circuit. Low voltage can double the firing time. If your kiln is firing too slowly, make sure the voltage listed on the kiln’s electrical data plate matches the voltage of the electric circuit. The electrical data plate is usually located on the side of the kiln or the switch box. Firing a 240-volt kiln on 208 volts reduces the kiln’s power by 25%. Even a small drop in voltage can affect the firing speed. Low...

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Olympic Kilns are READY 2 SHIP!

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Olympic Kilns are READY 2 SHIP!

The demand for kilns from all of our manufacturers has increased... especially with the holidays just around the corner! To help with that rush, we have partnered with Olympic Kilns to put together a READY to SHIP program that will allow us to ship an assortment of kilns within 3 business days! Woohoo... start your happy dance now as the waiting is over! 126 Lite This kiln packs a lot of punch for its size. The 10" square shelf delivers a great deal of fusing space. You can fuse four 4" coasters or plates at one time, or tons of...

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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

Don't sweat it!  We've got you covered. From glass to pottery, heat treating to annealing... we have handled thousands of questions that revolve around buying your first kiln. So, we thought we would share our favorite nuggets of advice from some of our most frequent questions. Q1: I am considering buying my first kiln. The choices and information seem overwhelming as they all look so similar. How do I know which one is right for me? It can be an instant information overload. We think that choosing a kiln becomes simpler when you narrow the search with these factors: The...

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What is the biggest kiln available on household current?

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What is the biggest kiln available on household current?

The number one piece of advise we give to someone looking to purchase their first kiln is... "purchase the biggest one you can afford".  We say this, not because we are greedy but, because we all know that once you start... it's impossible stop! The creative juices start flowing and you just want more, more, more!!!   The number one question we get in return is... "What is the biggest kiln I can run on 120v household current?"  That is a great question because the answer is not that easy. Before we get to the list, it's important to talk about...

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