Basic Kiln Repair & Operation KilnLink Monitoring System

with Mike Sievers of Skutt Kilns
Braintree, MA – Monday, October 9 • 4pm – 6pm • $30
Portland, ME – Tuesday, October 10 • 4pm – 6pm • $30

Join Portland Pottery and Skutt Kilns as we discuss how to operate, maintain, and repair your electric kiln. Learn more about Skutt’s new KilnLink Monitoring System that allows you to check the status of your kiln from anywhere you have internet access.

Operation
We will talk about features your kiln has that you may not even have known existed. Features that allow you to fuse glass, slow cool for interesting glaze effects, troubleshoot electrical problems and a lot more. Learn about the importance of pre-heating and hold times. Learn how to properly load your kiln so every piece comes out perfect. We will also discuss the importance of venting and how to set up your kiln room.

Maintenance
We will cover a few basic maintenance tips that can add years of life to your kiln. Learn how to properly kiln wash your shelves, tighten the bands, and significantly increase the life of your elements. Repair You will be surprised how easy it is to make basic repairs on your kiln. We will give hands on instruction on how to change a thermocouple, replace worn out elements and install new brick. Learn how to properly diagnose kiln problems and how to make changes to correct defects in your glaze. Every participant will leave with a free quick reference firing poster!