Studio Maintenance

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    Setting Up A New Studio

    - by Polly Beach

    By Allen Buitekant From the November/December 1996 issue of Clay Times My first studio in New York state was the result of an exciting residential architecture plan and ignorance of what makes a studio work. It was beautiful space, but as I worked in it, I discovered every flaw that negated function. Now, many years later, I have moved to

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    Improving Your Kiln’s Element Life

    - by Polly Beach

    By Stephen J. Lewicki From the November/December 1997 Clay Times. Why do elements in electric kilns fail? What can you do to extend element life and save on kiln maintenance costs? Most electric kilns in use today use coiled wire made of a very special high temperature alloy of iron-aluminum-chrome. The chief advantage of this alloy over others that were

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    Diagnosing Common Electric Kiln Ailments

    - by Polly Beach

    By Steve Branfman EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story originally ran in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of Clay Times as part 2 of a 3-part series on maintenance and repair of electric kilns. To obtain copies of parts 1 and 3, please see our back issues information page. Before we jump into diagnosing what may be wrong with your kiln or

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