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After 45 years of gas reduction firing, Tom Turner has gone electric with his electrogama.
"L&L built me a beautiful kiln that fires flawlessly time after time and it is perfect for my exploration of Oilspot glazes.
I highly recommend L&L kilns to everyone.”
Arched Roof? Ask the Romans.
Get an Arched Roof not a Flat Roof - Prevent Roof Collapse!
Plus a few more things Roman engineers would have appreciated:
- Hard Element Holders
- Elements on the Door
- Zone Control
- Welded Heavy Gauge Steel Case
Bill Campbell: L&L Kilns take a real beating and keep on going
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.
I have been a practicing potter for over 60 years, starting with my first studies in 1947. I used several small kilns but as my skills progressed became interested in a serious kiln. This was before the Internet, but I researched kilns through Ceramics Monthly and decided to buy an early square L&L kiln. My decision was mainly based on the element holders where the unprotected grooves often broke in my earlier kilns.
Diane Emerson: Switched to L&L because of L&L's element holders
Diane Emerson has worked with clay for 30 years. Whether teaching in the Pemberton New Jersey School District or pursuing her own artistic endeavors, Diane has always been passionate about what she does. Her work is influenced by her beautiful surroundings - she uses everything from leaves and found objects to make impressions on her tiles. In school she advocates firing to Cone 05 because she can bisque and glaze at the same time. Diane supports the local ceramic community through the organization “Clay in Mind” which provides a juried ceramic show for New Jersey students showcasing the winners at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Why L&L? Diane chooses an L&L JD230 because the fully opening lid allows her to easily load her large sculptures and tiles and because the durable ceramic element holders have kept her L&L kiln in like-new condition - even when loading her large pieces. She switched to L&L because of the deterioration of the element channels in her old kiln.
Easy-Load: Big & Strong
- Hard Element Holders
- Elements on the Door
- Arched Roof
- 5” of Multi-layered insulation
- Fiber Door Gasket
- Zone Control
- Heavy Steel Case/Strong Hinge
Frank Giorgini: My original L&L has provided outstanding service
I am the proud owner of a new DaVinci X3227 Kiln. It is replacing the only other kiln I have been using for the past 22 years, which also happens to be an L&L. 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. Amazingly, I only had to do a complete element replacement twice in all those years. That kind of longevity must be a result of your unique Dyna-Glow element holder system.
Guy Zoller: My Studio is on an Island
Living on an island is different... After reviewing all the choices and talking to innumerable users, the name L&L came up more often than any other. I purchased an L&L e23T and have not regretted it for a minute. I assembled the kiln and connected the power, and have not had any problems with it since. It is simple to maintain, comes with a great operator’s manual, and virtually everything that might go wrong with it can be repaired with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.
L&L is the most "industrialized" of the craft type kilns. We have a wide line of kilns that are perfectly suited for many industrial applications including of course industrial and production ceramics.
Jesse Hull: I demand a lot from a kiln
...exacting heatwork, tailspin descents, and long holds at 2000°F.
After years of searching, I realized that the only kiln that could meet my needs would be one built to exceed them.
In the JD18-JH, L&L's new Quad Element Holder Design joins a 2500F rated variable-thickness shell, platinum thermocouples, and heavy 12 gauge elements, to create the perfect kiln for tempering amperage with accuracy. It takes the heat, then beats it down with down-ramps that leave cones on target.
It has the power to soar through challenging firing schedules with efficiency, speed, and thermal equilibrium; but it won't turn a cone 10 into a cone 12... unless of course I want it to.
John Mathews:The L&L Kiln instruction manual alone is an education
For over 15 years John Matthews has taught advanced ceramics, including wheel throwing, large sculptural clay work, and a variety of hand built techniques, at Conestoga High School in Berwyn PA. Ceramic classes are taught 8 periods a day, 5 days a week with about 22 students each with two other teachers. They fire all of this work in an L&L Jupiter JD230 and an L&L DaVinci X3227. Conestoga has always used L&L kilns – going back over 30 years. Why? They hold up to the heavy use of this ambitious program.
L&L has been building front-loading kilns for over 60 years.
Lisa Orr: L&L kilns keep looking new for decades.
I discovered L&L when I bought a beautiful used L&L kiln in the 1980’s that had been built in the 1960’s. I used it for years. 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.
Moravian Pottery:L&L Kilns enhance the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works process.
The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a “working history” museum in Bucks County, PA. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer. Mercer was a major proponent of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America. He directed the work at the pottery from 1898 until his death in 1930. Many of the original processes are still used at Moravian Tile Works. Tiles are made from local unrefined clay applying the same tools and techniques used more than a century ago. They work seven days a week and fire on a 3 day schedule year round. The only part of the process that has really seen any modernization is the way the work is fired. Moravian has many old coal fed kilns that have been retired but are still on display today. Work fired in these kilns required saggars to protect them from the carbon in the atmosphere created by the coal fuel. With new technology available Moravian decided to achieve oxidation firings in three L&L electric kilns. Adam Zayas, the head ceramist at the tile works, says he was attracted to L&L kilns because of the demands of his high volume, high profile production schedule. L&L kilns are designed with the durability and precision required to maintain Moravian’s highly regarded and historically true reputation. (www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/ tileworks/index.aspx)
Rob Shenfeld: I can change elements in this big kiln in 30 minutes
Although the majority of his previous work was one of a kind, he has for the past 7 years been producing custom handmade tiles. With the recent expansion of the Shenfeld studio into a restored factory building in downtown Syracuse, New York, the 6,000-square-foot studio is now producing over 20,000 square foot of tile a year. With the addition of a 100-ton tile press, the production is only at a third of the studio's capability. With this amount of tile work, the studio needed a real workhorse for a kiln. Currently he fires all the tiles in (put in more specific info) 3 L&L Davinci kilns. For the past 7 years, each of the kilns has been fired to cone 9 an average of three times a week. I might add that the majority of the tiles are crystalline glazes and the firing programs are complicated and can run up to 15 hours with long soak periods at high tempetures. The advanced capabilities of programming the kilns and ease of changing all the elements twice a year makes owning the L&L kilns a pleasure, not a regret.
Tough Kilns for Tough Times
Get the best kiln on the market and save money in the long run. L&L Kilns last years longer because the hard element holders protect the brick. Also we protect the electronic controls by keeping them away from the heat. Everything about the kiln is built with EXTRA materials and care.
Tracy Rosof-Petersen: L&L Kilns are tough enough to make this possible.
Tracy Rosof-Petersen EarthArtists Clay Studio “A local landscape architect could not find the big pots he needed for the fountained front entry to a development in Boca Raton, Florida. Luckily he found me and I found a big enough L&L kiln at my local clay shop, The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach. Creating, loading and unloading a 65 pound pot is not pretty, but my L&L is tough enough to make it possible. This is my favorite kiln. I know I can count on it every time.”