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Getting a kiln

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I am super excited because next month we get our incentive bonus at work. This will probably be the last year we get one for a while so I'm planning on enjoying mine completely. I have been wanting a kiln for a while so I can start doing some stuff with PMC clay. After looking and comparing for weeks I've finally decided on this one, the Paragon Caldera.
The nice thing about it is that it's small, reasonably priced and it fires up to a cone 10 which means if I ever want to actually get into some pottery and ceramic type stuff it should get hot enough to do just about whatever I want that will, of course, fit inside the kiln. Also, I'm getting the bead collar extension on it because I've always been a bit of a pyro and I have been amazed by glass work ever since the first time I saw someone doing a glass blowing demonstration when I was in highschool. I'm not interested in blowing glass but doing some torch work looks intriguing and from what I've read and seen I think I could do it. I'm starting off with soft glass so I can start off small but maybe someday I'll work up to the boro glasses. So any tips or recommendations on torch work are more than welcome.


KayzKreationz said...

You will have so much fun with your kiln. I have a Skutt HotStart Pro that my DH got me for an anniversary gift several years ago, and I have a small table top kiln I bough used a year or so after that so I could do quick little things. Neither one of mine get hot enough for ceramics, but I don't want to get into that anyway. Congratulations on your new "toy" :) Enjoy.

April 30, 2009 at 4:54 AM
cabin + cub said...

That will be very cool to get! Ohhh all the design possibilities it will bring... very exciting!

May 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM