Back to Vegas for some new products! I was over at the Cress Kiln booth when my glass buddy Karen Pester showed me their fabulous new kiln, the GK 1A, which has a drop bottom and was designed for her. What you say is a drop bottom? Exactly what it sounds like. There’s a lever that allows you to drop down the bottom of the kiln while it’s on so you can manipulate your hot glass and then bring it back up into the heat. It makes raking so much easier. Karen uses it to hand form her animals she creates while hot. Don’t you want one…I know I do. And I’m getting one so I’ll let you know how things fire. It’s so exciting. And it’s available in two sizes!
By Cathi Milligan