Saturday, September 12, 2009

My kiln is here!

Yes! And here is the glorious thing:

Lovely :)

I have been running the prefiring program today. It's not quite done yet, and it shows a beautiful glow from the beaddoor that is slightly ajar to let out the fumes.
It has been running for 4½ hours, and even with an empty kiln I can sympathise with all the stories I have heard of beadmakers opening the kiln too early :)
I got the kiln at Uterm in Sweden. I finally ordered it and 2 weeks later it was ready. Then 1 week for the payment to pass the banking system, one week in transit and now it is here :) Yay! I have great plans :)
It says on their website, that kilns are build to size, so I asked for a deeper version of their BA-2. I now have an inner area of 30x30cm (1'x1') and it is huge! I have all kinds of posibilities open to me :)
I completely forgot to ask if I could get a kilnshelf and a mandrel rack for it, so I guess I'll need that before I get too busy. I might not be able to contain myself though. I may have to fire it up tomorrow already as my parents have requested the presence of their grandchildren. Score! I'll have several childfree hours tomorrow.

More pictures!

Big enough for a dinner plate!

You can put your fist through that beaddoor. Perfect!

4 heating elements in the top (1 hidden by the edge)



angelinabeadalina said...

I am so excited for you! That's one big, beautiful kiln!

Profusion said...

Thank you Angela :)
It is very exciting, and a very good way to get out of a slump. I am having a lot of fun working bigger too.
Can I mail you about your sculptures some time? I don't want to take you away from the packing and moving etc. (unless you need a break ;)

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