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I appreciate all of the information in this posting regarding kilns.  I am a fine art major preparing to graduate and want to set up a home studio.  We use Skutt kilns and  one massive gas (cone 10 kiln) at school ... I prefer working with high fire pottery and really enjoy the aesthetic benefits of cone10 porcelain.  I enjoy making both large sculptural and smaller functional pieces.  

Regarding kilns, I prefer front-loading kilns.   What steps should I take to have a gas kiln installed?  What are the best types of gas front-loading kilns?

 

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That's been around for some time, I remember seeing it a few years ago. At $12,000 you could get an actual gas kiln, so what's the point? It also appears that he buys kiln shells from other manufactur

What do you mean by 'aesthetic benefits of cone 10 porcelain'? Porcelain is the least affected by reduction, and the best candidate for working in oxidation. Cone 6 porcelain is just as tight and tran

I have been one to start my journey with the ^10 redux, and loved it immensely I helped load, but did not fire in undergrad, then did some firings in grad.  I also was firing electrics nearly twice a

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On 6/11/2018 at 2:57 PM, mishelart68 said:

I appreciate all of the information in this posting regarding kilns.  I am a fine art major preparing to graduate and want to set up a home studio.  We use Skutt kilns and  one massive gas (cone 10 kiln) at school ... I prefer working with high fire pottery and really enjoy the aesthetic benefits of cone10 porcelain.  I enjoy making both large sculptural and smaller functional pieces.  

Regarding kilns, I prefer front-loading kilns.   What steps should I take to have a gas kiln installed?  What are the best types of gas front-loading kilns?

 

You didn't mention your budget. That will make a big difference in what you do. I'll let someone else familiar with the cost of installing gas answer that, but I do think what you said above would be (in my world) an expensive setup, I'm thinking you could approach 20k with a new front load gas and install. I have seen used front loads at SPS in Seattle for 4-5k and if installing gas is a few grand, assuming you don't already have it to your house, then you would be under 10k. If you have the dough for a new set-up these guys might be a place to start your research:

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