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#11432 Buying first kiln

Posted by Devany on 28 December 2011 - 10:05 AM

I have never done anything other than high fire. My first kiln is the same kiln I use today. It is a large gas kiln that I bought used. I was in University and Guild programs for 8 years and ^10 was all we did. I fell in love with Southern Ice porcelain... the rest is history. I use other ^10 clays for larger pieces though. I think a small kiln is a great idea for a first kiln. I often wish I had a smaller one to do test tiles etc. but even with that, I would need one that goes to ^10. I really think you need to decide what temps you want to fire to and go with the kiln that works for that clay and glazes. It is nice to have something that works for everything, but if you are starting out small, that is not always possible.

#7937 Which artist would you love to work beside in their studio for one week? Prov...

Posted by Devany on 09 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

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I would have to say William Shinn. His extrusions inspire and delight me. I have been following his work for many years.