Though gas kilns are not as ubiquitous as electric kilns these days, there are still many potters and ceramic artists who rely on them to create the wonderful effects created in a reduction, salt, or soda atmosphere. Most anyone can figure out how to mix gas and air to produce heat in a kiln. What… Read More »
Kiln Plans and Diagrams
Are you interested in building your own kiln? Well, you’ll need a good kiln plan. So, we are compiling kiln plans and diagrams from experienced kiln builders right here in one place. You’ll also find articles related to kiln building and kiln design. Check back often. We’ll add more good kiln plans whenever we come across them. But, if you would rather skip the kiln plans and buy a brand new kiln, be sure to download your free copy of the A Guide to Ceramic Kilns: Choosing the Right Kiln Firing Method and Design For Your Art, a directory of kiln manufacturers and ceramics suppliers, plus reference material for the studio artist - professional or amateur, student or teacher.
John Thies has been building, firing and maintaining large wood kilns for more than thirty years. For more than ten years he has been teaching group workshops with his 300-cubic-foot crossdraft noborigama-style kiln. But when many of his students asked for additional space in his kiln at other times during the year, which wasn’t possible… Read More »
Wood firing is done by a relatively small number of potters because wood kilns are labor intensive and sometimes not practical for highly populated locations due to air quality regulations. But what if you could get the results of firing in a traditional anagama kiln in a quick-firing, compact kiln that produces very little smoke?… Read More »
As I have mentioned in this blog before, it’s not easy being green when you are a ceramic artist, but all around the world, potters and ceramic sculptors are coming up with innovations that are lessening the impact of this artform. It is perhaps even harder to be green when you are a hot glass… Read More »
As a studio artist, it is often hard to spend large sums of money, even if doing so would pay off in the long run, so glass artist Hugh Jenkins set out to determine just how well he could do with a home-built heat recuperator.
Good news folks! We have created another handy studio download for you! Wood Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration and Information for Making a Wood-Fired Kiln and Firing with Wood is now available for Ceramic Arts Daily subscribers to download. Wood Firing Techniques and Tips includes four great articles that will appeal to both the… Read More »
It’s Monday, and if you are one who notices patterns, you may have noticed that every other Monday lately, we have been rolling out a new free download for our subscribers. And guess what! Today is one of those every other Mondays! Our newest download, Electric Kiln Firing Techniques and Tips: Inspiration, Instruction and… Read More »