This unique fiber kiln is really fast and it opens two ways! From the top and like a clamshell, this allows very easy loading and building of pieces directly on the kiln floor. Since it is made from fiber most of the heat is absorbed by the glass and not the kiln. This allows a painter or fuser to do a few firings a day. The cool down is very quick since the fiber does not absorb the heat like fire brick. No shelf is needed, you can use fiber paper on the bottom, kaiser lee board, or lava cloth. This kiln comes standard with the Orton Digital 3-key controller..
Remember you can fire glass as fast as the glass can take the heat. We have fired many times in about 1 hour, but when we slumped the fused glass project, we had to slow up the rate to 300 degrees per hour to account for the thicker piece of glass and the ceramic mold.
All kilns are made to order and have a 2-6 week turnaround time.