This is my new kiln!! It’s a Skutt Firebox 8. The inside chamber is 8″ square. I will be using it for fusing glass pendants and earrings, and also for experimenting with small pieces of glass before I make a large glass piece.
I have done a test firing with three separate pieces of glass and each one having two layers. I set it for a full fuse and it got away from me and the kiln heated up to 1550 degrees. I was aiming for 1475 degrees. However, the glass pieces came out as a tack fuse. The two layers had just started to melt together, but didn’t melt enough to make it look like one piece of glass. The glass pieces came out very interesting and I think I will make more of these and make some sort of abstract piece.
However, I still need to do a lot of experimenting to learn when I will get a tack fuse, dimensional fuse and full fuse. I was talking with a Skutt technician who is testing a controller for this kiln. He said the controller will be on the market in a few months. I am going to save my money, because I would love to have a controller for this kiln.
Christine — Glass Artist
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