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Different Types of Kilns

There are all kinds of sizes and shapes of kilns made for many different needs.
Because of the cost to purchase a kiln, a person must be careful in choosing the type that will suit their need the best.

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You should look down the road a bit and decide if you are going to continue making just beads or are you thinking about doing large ceramics later on. It certainly would not be cost effective to buy a bead kiln now and say in a year or so start doing large ceramics and have to buy a larger kiln. If that be the case, you should buy the larger kiln now because the beads that you are working on now could be fired in the large one and you would have the size kiln that you need when you decided to include large ceramics or want to start a ceramic business.

Skutt Ceramic Kilns KS Series

When it comes to electric kilns, Skutt has a model for everyone, from the beginner home hobbyist to schools and professional studios. Skutt kilns have a 2-year limited warranty. UL and CSA listed.
Skutt's KS series kilns include the following standard features:
Ten-sided design eliminates hot spots.
Stainless steel jacket.
3-heat switching.
Full trough groove with exposed, pinned elements for excellent heat distribution.
Dawson kiln-sitter.
Sectionalized construction for easy brick and element replacement and one-person moving.
Sealed, dust-free lid with floating hinges.
Air-cooled switch box, louvered to keep out dust.
Reversible top and bottom slabs.
Out of the way, side-mounted control box.
Stand and peepholes included.
Skutt Ceramics Kiln

Skutt Glassmaster Clam Shell Kiln

The 13½" chamber height is taller than other top firing kilns allowing for tall slumping and drop mold projects. The clam shell allows for easy loading and glass manipulation.
Other Features include elements that hang on a refractory rod, which extends life and prevents particles from falling onto the glass, enclosed type K thermocouple and 8" stand. Your choice of electrical configuration.

Clamshell Kiln

Skutt Glassmaster Kilns

The Glassmaster is equipped standard with the GlassMaster Controller, which gives you the precision and versatility needed for complicated firing projects. With a 13.5" chamber height, these kilns are much taller then other top firing kilns, allowing for tall slumping and drop mold projects.
Skutt's Glassmaster Kilns also feature lid and side fired elements, enclosed Type K thermocouple, an 8" stand, and oval design.
Before ordering your kiln, check your wiring for voltage and phase!
Skutt Glassmaster Kiln

Skutt Bead Kiln

Portable front-loading kiln is perfect for annealing torch work beads and excellent for fusing smaller projects. It comes standard with a side-hinged door. And easy-to-operate bead door is optional. Both doors include wood handles that are mounted away for the heat allowing you to open them without gloves.
The GlassMaster controller provides accurate and stable temperature that is ideal for annealing. Other features include an enclosed Type K thermocouple and built-in stand.
The kiln fits an 8" × 8" (20 cm × 20 cm) shelf and weighs 82 lb (37 kg) It fires up to 1800°F on a standard household current. 1725W. 115V, AC.
Chamber Shelf
25 cm
23 cm
23 cm
Bead Kiln

Raku Kiln

These fine-quality kilns from AIM Manufacturing Co. are made for indoor firing by the Raku method. These kilns can use natural gas, propane or butane.
It fires to 1800°F. Capacity 32,000 btu/hr. Covered with a stainless steel jacket. Includes burner assembly, kiln stand, floor tile, floor posts and damper tile.
There are several additional accessories available including full and half shelves and an optional safety shut off. The safety shut off turns off the gas if the flame goes out.
Raku Kiln

Paragon Enameling Kiln

Enameling kilns are small tabletop, top loading kilns popular for metal enameling, jewelry, china painting and glass.
Paragon Enamaling Kiln

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