> I need some advise on getting a kiln. The only other one I had was 16 years > ago and was a manual. I'm looking at Skutt kilns. What do you think? Also > wouldn't an automatic kiln be better or have you had trouble with them ? > Third , there is a new kind of vent that is under the kiln called "downdraft > ventilation system". Has anyone used this vent and do you think it works well? > Thanks for your help! Gail > >
My wife, a potter, offeres the opinion that automatic kilns work well, but she
still puts cones in the view area so that she can observe the firing. The auto
system can fail, can get stuck etc, so having the visual reference can tell you
if you've overfired and to shut down manually.