Tech Tip Tuesday:  Elements part 1

Tech Tip Tuesday: Elements part 1

Electric kiln elements…this unassuming collection of small metal coils is where the power coming from the wall is converted to heat. They are routinely subjected to extreme temperatures, strange atmospheres, and high voltage as a normal part of the firing...
Kiln Maintenance Routine

Kiln Maintenance Routine

I absolutely love working with artists and artistically-minded people.  The creativity, energy, and vision that they bring to almost any situation is both astounding and refreshing to see.  Often, however, in our efforts to stay focused on the act of...
build your toolkit

build your toolkit

March brings with it the first vestiges of Spring here in Kansas. The daffodils and tulips begin to poke up out of the ground, we (usually) get to put away our winter coats in favor of lighter jackets, and NCECA is right around the corner (happening this week, as a...
Tech Tip Tuesday – Thermocouples

Tech Tip Tuesday – Thermocouples

For us in the educational, studio, and hobby art sectors the Thermocouple and the Circuit Relay (see next month’s Tech Tip) have become common wearing parts that we need to better understand.  Neither of these parts are particularly complicated, and understanding a...