Ceramic Artist Resource Page

Ceramic art can have simple or complex kiln firing needs depending on the artist. An artist needs to protect their tremendous investment of time with reliable equipment.

Durability

  • Artists are generally very careful with their kilns
  • Still, it is easy to accidentally bump into the side of the kiln while loading, especially if you do large work
  • L&L's ceramic element holders can be a real life-saver when that happens

The Best Warranty

  • L&L kilns feature a three-year warranty
  • L&L has the best warranty in the kiln business
  • Our durability and quality control make this possible

Save money on repairs

  • Repairs are less frequent because of the durable ceramic element holders
  • L&L kilns are specifically designed to make it easy for non-experts to repair them
  •  When you consider that a typical kiln repair person charges $50 to $100 an hour that can really add up
  • Because you can control your repairs you have control over your schedule
  • With Video-based web support, our extensive Knowledgebase, email and phone support, we are here to help

Sophisticated controls

  • The DynaTrol is totally configurable for just about every imaginable firing cycle you can invent. The DynaTrol has Four Easy programs and six programs you can program yourself. Get exactly the effects you need. Everything is there to do something very complicated like growing crystals or something simple like bisquing pots. And yet it is still easy to use.
  • Zone control will ensure evenness of firing, better colors, less chance of warpage. And Zone control, critical for densely loaded production loads, is standard on all the kilns we recommend for Ceramic Artists. Everything is there to do something very complicated like growing crystals or something simple like bisquing pots.

Priced competitively

Widest variety of kilns - get the right one for you

  • Look at our new eQuad-Pro kiln for heavy-duty use
  • If you are making tiles look at the DaVinci kilns
  • If you are doing crystalline glaze look at the JH Series
  • The most popular kiln for artists is the versatile Easy-Fire
  • Look at the Hercules if you interested in a small front-loading kiln or the Easy-Load kilns if you need something larger

Typical Applications

Craft Ceramics

Low-Fire Ceramics is typically fired below about 2000°F (1100°C).
Ceramic sculpture presents unique loading and firing challenges.
Cone 5-6 is becoming more and more popular in the ceramic world.

Testimonials

"I make a living out of my five L&L kilns. I really beat them up firing them at least three times a week to cone ten. They take a real beating and keep on going."

My original L&L (J2927) has provided outstanding service and reliability through out the firing of countless pots, tiles, udu drums, sculptures and two New York City MTA Subway Projects.  It is still in service right next to the new one.

At this moment the smallest of my kilns, the JD-18, the one that we put in the quad element sides, is in the middle of firing number 121 on that set of elements. Wow!

These kilns keep looking new for decades because of the element holders. Now with the zone control, they fire absolutely evenly from top to bottom. All of this excellent engineering, along with their reasonable prices, make L&L the best electric kiln on the market.

Roberta Griffith used L&L Kilns for her ceramic classes at Hartwick College for more than 35 years. She is now working in Hawaii.

The kiln is obviously an integral part of my process, I make the work and my kiln finishes it. My glazes articulate the forms. It is imperative that the kiln in which they are fired is reliable, making it an indispensable tool for me. My time is valuable and, for this reason, the kiln needs to be low maintenance and consistent.

Willi Singleton was trained in Japan. He digs his own clay. He wood fires in his own anagama kiln. He bisques in an L&L.

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.
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