I got this kiln from somebody who had it for 2 years and never used it, before that it belonged to a school were is was never used so I could have it for free!
The only problem is that I had no papers or guide how to use it.
As I said, it's ancient (aprox 30 years old!), no computer.... so it's been a lot of trial and error.......
I now have learned that it's max temp is 1200C and I was going for 1250C for the ashglazes.....bummer!
I will have to switch clay and think of sollutions for my ash glaze testing.
A steep learning curve!!
Right now the kiln is loaded for a bisq but when I wanted to start her up I noticed that the plug was a bit melted.........oops......that hasn't happend before and I used a new electric cable!
I'm now wating for a friend to return my call, I need help on this one...
( I hope you understand my story in my version of English. Understanding English is easier then writing. Another learningcurve, hehe)
Here are some pictures of the kiln en tests;
My sweet and ancient kiln, no name yet, any suggestions?
Any comment or suggestions are much appreciated!
(on pottery as-well as english :-))