Been following the community for the last few months and I have a question that I'd like to get your input on.
I've been doing ceramics as a hobby and while I have access to a large potter's studio nearby where I can get larger pieces fired I'd like to buy my first kiln that I can use in my work studio for small batch pieces. I like to explore both handbuilding/carving/throwing for tablewares for personal use and make small non-functional sculptures.
As my studio is a rental, I can't really install 240v circuits which limits to a few options.
What I'm working with is a dedicated 120V, 30 amps circuit for the kiln.
I'm currently debating between Olympic MAS 129E and Skutt KM 614-3.
I like the Olympic over the Skutt because it can fire up to cone 8 (vs. cone 6 for Skutt) whereas I like the Skutt because it's slightly bigger (0.8 cf vs 0.56 cf) and I've been reading that Skutt in general has better user experience over Olympic.
If you were to choose between the two, which one would you choose? What matters more?
Thank you so much!