Art Tiles

Typical ceramic firing methods are used and temperature ranges will depend on the clay bodies used.

Challenges

These firings tend to be very dense loads. Most people will use tile racks or short post heights between shelf layers. This dense loading may slow the firing time which would put more strain on the elements at higher temperatures. Tiles are fired more evenly and efficiently in square or rectangular kilns.

Market

The market for hand-made art tiles is increasing. They make a great decorative item in a kitchen or bathroom or even for monumental work in public spaces. Commercial applications include subways and corporate offices.

Kilns

L&L's DaVinci kilns and our various front-loading kilns make great kilns for firing art tiles. The three-zone control helps the evenness of firing dense loads. These kilns are square or rectangular.

Recommended Kilns

The L&L Flagship Kiln: Six popular Easy-Fire models. Multi-Zone control. Sectional. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.5 to 10.2 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
School-Master kilns are designed specifically for K-12 schools with a Five-Year Warranty. One-touch simple control. Sectional. Graded elements. Cone 6 but with plenty of power for long life.
The ideally sized Fuego Craft Kiln reaches Cone 10 with power to spare on a 240 volt 20 amp circuit. Includes simple One-Touch™ program control.
The perfect hobby kiln with a 12 foot long 30 amp cord for plugging into a dryer outlet. One-Touch Simple Control. Cone 10.
High Power Production version of Easy-Fire Series with "Quad" element design. Multi-Zone Control. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 6.7 To 10.2 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
A Special Design Just for Crystalline Glaze. Cone 12. Multi-Zone COntrol. Type S Thermocouples. K25 firebrick. Quad elements.
Small Kiln for Hobby Use and Glaze Testing. One-Touch or DynaTrol program controls. Various voltages and amp ratings.
Affordable front-loading kilns with professional features like an 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, cooling vent and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Large Heavy-Duty Front-Loading Kilns. Includes 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Customizable Automatic Zoned Top-Loading Kilns - up to 45" tall. Multi-Zone control. Sectional with plug in control panel. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.6 to 17 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
Jupiter Kilns that pull apart for easy loading of sculpture
Large Square and Rectangular Production kilns. Multi-Zone Control. Floor-standing panel. Spring-loaded hinge. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 5 To 34.5 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
Bell-Lift Production Kilns
100 cubic feet Bell Lift Kilns for Industry. Cone 10.
Custom Configured and Designed for Industrial Applications