|My Aunt's old Olympic kiln. |
Yes, that's a big redwood root behind it
|The Old Skutt|
|New L&L Kiln|
My NEW kiln, an L&L SchoolMaster, tells me what temperature it is all the time. It also has a venting system that eliminates my need to wake up different times to adjust the air flow. And it turns itself up exactly as I request it to do. And once I determine my ideal firing schedule, I only have to press the one button. One for Bisque, one for Glaze. It's not perfect, mind you. The binder of information that came with it was clearly written by engineers, not the school teachers the kiln is marketed to. It doesn't do voice control or an app interface, but it keeps me sleeping at night. And though I was nervous to open up this first load... I am so happy with the result! And I passed my old Skutt onto another aspiring potter so she can learn the down and dirty of the firing process before retiring to a digital control version.