Fire Up!

My new kiln has arrived and is already up and running. I took a few pics during the early stages of firing (before any formal cone level has been reached). As you can read from the electornic display, the kiln was at 353° F when I took these pics. For the first firing i’m only doing Cone 04, or roughly 1950° F.
Whole kiln, just getting heated up.

The main control panel. This replaces the typical cone-meter and backup pyrometer setup that was previously used. I like this method because it gives better control over the kiln than the older mechanisms, plus there is very little chance of over-firing because there is no relying on a “cone” to melt and fall over and hit the off button.

Front view of the beast, it isn’t pretty, but she is so HOT! (2232° F max)