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Question about kiln repair (please help!)

Started May 9, 2020 0 Replies

I have a question.  I just dropped my lid to my 17" Skutt P10 kiln and it shattered.  It stayed together thankfully but is not usable right now...  I intend to repair it as fast as possible but need…Continue

Tags: damage, lid, repair, kiln

Small test kiln

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nadine Mercader Jun 29, 2012. 2 Replies

I found a small 115V kiln on my Craigslist and I think it would make a great test kiln.  I'm limited in space right now but I would like to create my own glazes and I've been thinking of buying it to…Continue

Tags: glaze, testing, glazing, equipment, Kiln

Building a Raku kiln

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Wallace May 16, 2012. 2 Replies

I was surfing the internet and came across a foreign site that had a wood fired raku kiln built out of a barrel drum and it got me thinking that I could do that.  I began researching it a little bit…Continue

Tags: management, studio, diy, kiln, Raku


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Question about kiln repair (please help!)

I have a question.  I just dropped my lid to my 17" Skutt P10 kiln and it shattered.  It stayed together thankfully but is not usable right now...  I intend to repair it as fast as possible but need to know if I can use furnace refractory cement to fix it or if I need to wait for kiln repair cement to become available.  Please help, I am not experienced in repairing kilns but this is something I can manage.  Am I safe using furnace cement? Thanks!…See More
May 9, 2020

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At 6:26am on June 29, 2012, Carole Evans said…

Hi John,

What a nice surprise to hear from a local potter through this site.  Your work is beautiful and I "think" I use some of the same glazes (Xavier jade, waterfall brown?).  I haven't got much of a page on Electric Cone 6 as of yet, but you can check out my blog at if you'd like.  Glad to make the connection with you.  Best, Carole



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