Years age mark figured it coast about 8.00 for a bisque- years ago mind you.
We have not done the cost on how much in many years and with the formula that was shared we plan to check out how much it does cost.
We do have the pottery on a separate meter from our house.
That allows us to know what it does cost when we are running full tilt.
I can tell you that the kilns are separate from our work area and this allows us to shut off that area when we are firing.
This save heat when we fire in the winter and A/C in the summer.
It also allows us to continue to work even with a kiln going.
We mostly fire bisque in the electric kilns and have two gas kilns to finish fire in.
But a few years back I wanted to make tiles and we bought the smaller kiln just to do that.
Well there is nothing like a new kiln, its like a new car, to see what you have been missing.
We love the new kiln and spent most of last year saving for a new and bigger one to replace the old kiln.
When it came December after a lot of thought and good advice from the blog community we bought.
I think we will be very happy with our choice.
With the tiles I am using mostly bought glazes and playing with color.
I thought I would only be making tiles- but I am now doing some throwing for the kiln and am trying to find some new glazes for those pots.
But after years of the gas kiln I know I want more depth to what I am using.
So I have been reading and looking through cone 5-6 glazes.
I fire to 2190-soak for 15 and then back cool and shut off.
There is still more to learn.
We did fire cone 6 years ago but the glazes I used then were quick and covered the pots.
I want glazes that will let the carving and stamping show.
So it is like going back to school and digging through much info while I look for what I want.
Mark is planning to put the new kiln to more use with some heavy reduction.
Seems I am torn between the two worlds....
There is no reason I can' t have both, right?!
Cheers from , I want it all!