Suggestions for a new kiln
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- February 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm #9566artdivahParticipant
I am a beginner *newbie* I would appreciate suggestions as to what kiln I should purchase. I bought one on a “whim”, not knowing that there are different types of kilns out there. I saw the price and grabbed it, only to find out it was a ceramics kiln. The art G-ds were with me, as I was able to turn around and sell it – even making a profit.
I want one to do the following:
Glass fusing, enameling, pmc, small ceramics and glass jewelry and small slumping.
I am going to be playing with the new toy I get…to find out where my passion takes me, and in which direction. So, for now, I don’t really need anything “high end”.
Thanks!!!February 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm #11904AnonymousInactive
The good news is that glass kilns keep getting better.
Avoid any kiln that uses pins to hold in the elements. It is a terrible design from which most kiln manufacturers (but not all) have moved away.
For a starter kiln, I’m a big fan of the Paragon CS-14D (http://www.paragonweb.com/CS-14D.cfm).
It is an excellent design (ball groove element design, opens both as a top loading and clamshell, Paragon build quality), reasonbly priced, and plugs into standard 120V 15A outlet.
We distribute Paragon – but I generally only sell locally where I can support them – so the recommendation comes with no hidden agenda.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
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