Friday, May 1, 2009

In the Shadow of the Giant

I just fired another bisque in my little Evenheat. Besides last fall's gas firing in the Bailey, this is the only kiln I've used since college.

I bought it in extremely used condition in 2000 for $175. Jay has replaced some switches, and the extra ring was beat to hell a couple of moves ago, so I no longer use it. It looks like a well-worn time capsule, and since I have to remove the lid completely when loading or unloading, I expect the lid to fall apart in my hands anytime now. The handles have rusted off, as has the screw to keep open one of the spies. The only time it failed to reach temperature was when a screw holding the control panel on rusted and caused a short. That scares me a little, but I really love this kiln.
I'm banking on it being secure enough in our relationship not to be intimidated by the Bailey.


  1. boy the little evenheat looks like a little beat up runt next to the new bailey

  2. The Bailey just looks new. It came with the house when we bought it last year. I think it's 6 or 7 years old.

  3. I know absolutely nothing about kilns. But the little guy looks well-worn and well-loved.