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About knitterpotter

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  • Birthday 11/11/1948

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    Branford, CT
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    Pottery, fiber, art, music, people.
  1. Charging for use of one's home studio

    Thank you all for your input. I too am looking foward to being on my own after sharing classes with lots of people. I do know someone who would like to fire her stuff somewhere other than the classroom so was considering just charging for firing and glazing. I like her and know there wouldn't be any issues - the nice thing about having your own space - can control who you invite in. I will certainly think about all you have said. Thank you very much.
  2. Hello, How does one charge for the use of their studios? Thanks. Lana
  3. Kilns made in the USA

    Neil, Thank you for suggesting the larger kiln. There is a $500 difference but it is 4.7 cubic feet compared to the 2.5 of the smaller one. Skutt has a nice one that size also, KM-1018 and is a few hundred less than the L&L. My husband agrees the extra cost is well worth it. Thanks again. Lana
  4. Kilns made in the USA

    Thank you all for your comments. I'm happy that most of the good name brand kilns are made here. Sheffield Pottery is less than a few hours away so we will be going there next week to discuss kilns and anything else I will need. The L&L Easy Fire E18 3" brick one looks like it would work for me but we'll see what the folks there say. Thanks again for your help.
  5. Hi, After searching for a used kiln, my husband is agreeable to my purchasing a new one. I am so happy. I would like to buy one made in the USA. Does anyone know about the manufacturing of the name brand kilns. Apparently, Paragon is made in Texas. Does anyone know about Skutt or L&L? Thank you. Lana
  6. Buying a used kiln

    Thank you John! I will buy a test kit on the way to see the kiln tomorrow.
  7. Hi, I am going to look at a used kiln tomorrow to set up in my basement for a home studio at some point. I have been making pottery for many years in classes and would like to do it from home. It is an electric L&L Econo Kiln with shelves and furniture. The overall height of the kiln is 37" and it is 35" at the widest part (where the control units are) It is made up of a 5" stand, a 2" botttom and 2" lid and three 9" rings that are 23" in diameter. The seller bought it from someone else a few years ago so it has been moved a few times. She believes the kiln is between 20 and 25 years old. The pictures look like the kiln is in excellent condition although she said there is one cracked shelf. She is asking $450 but I am going to negotiate with her and hope she will take less. My concern in reading about used kilns is if the kiln is that old and lead glazes were used, is the kiln contaminated? Any thoughts on that and any anything else would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your input. Lana We looked at the kiln today. It was much smaller than I expected even tho I was given the dimensions. The kiln was made in 1983 according to the serial number so it is 30 years old. It surprisingly passed the lead test we took with us and did look in pretty good condition. I offered $350 for the kiln but she would not accept and I was very reluctant to go higher than that. I would not be happy with the small kiln anyway so will hold out since I am not in a hurry. Thank you to everyone who commented. You were extremely helpful. Lana