Standard Pallet delivery is to ground level to your driveway or kerbside; please ensure that you consider how you will move the kiln to its required operating position.
We can arrange to deliver directly from our factory and place the kiln in it s final position for you. Please complete the kiln questionnaire to enable us to quote for this service. Alternativeplease call us on 01782 745000 or email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Laser Gas Kilns
Potterycrafts Laser Gas Kilns
For over thirty years Laser Kilns Ltd was the leading British manufacturer of gas kilns for potters in craft, education and small industry. Potterycrafts acquired the name Laser in 2012 when the company ceased manufacturing; together with Laser's technical staff we have re-designed the kilns to enhance the quality and enable a better fit with our existing electric kiln manufacturing processes in Stoke-on-Trent. Potterycrafts did not purchase Laser Kilns as a business and as we do not have access to historical data we are not always able to help with kilns made prior to 2012.
The Art of Firing a Gas Kiln
Gas kilns are quite different from electric kilns, firing with a living flame is an art which requires some experience and trial and error to master. Gas kilns must be attended throughout the firing and nurtured though the reduction process. Time spent getting to know your kiln will be repaid many times over in the results you achieve.
Get into Reduction Firing
Reduction means the reduction of oxygen in the kiln atmosphere; in a reduction atmosphere the oxygen component of metallic oxides in the clay and glazes is removed by the flame hungry for oxygen. This can lead to dramatic changes of colour, for example a copper glaze which in an oxidising atmosphere in an electric kiln is turquoise blue, becomes transformed to a deep blood red in reduction - the elusive sang-de-boeuf familiar in Chinese porcelain. Under reduction Iron oxide in the clay becomes a flux helping the body and glaze to become an integrated layer; this action introduces changes in the glazes as oxides from the clay combine with it. There is always an element of chance in the random way that clays and glazes respond in reduction giving a richer, more organic and natural look to the pot.
To contact us regarding an existing Laser Kiln, please email email@example.com
Potterycrafts Laser Gas Kiln Range
There are three kilns in the new Potterycrafts Laser gas kiln range.
PG4p propane gas kiln
Internal dimensions: capacity: 115ltr (4.0 cu ft) 482w x 482d x 495h (19" x 19" x 19½")
External dimensions: 730w x 930d x 1260h
PG6p propane gas kiln
Internal dimensions: capacity: 192ltr (6.7 cu ft) 483w x 495d x 787h (19" x 19½" X 31")
External dimensions: 730w x 905d x 1565h weight: 213kgs
PG8p propane gas kiln
Internal dimensions: capacity: 244ltr (8.5cu ft) 482w x 470d x 890h (19" x 22" X 35")
External dimensions: 730w x985 d x 1675h weight: 365kgs
PGH1 Ventilation hood for PG4,6 and 7
PGH2 Ventilation hood for larger kilns
Here are some pots fired using our first gas kiln