AutoFire Controllers, VentMaster Kiln Venting Systems and Kiln Accessories
Orton AutoFire Programmable kiln Controllers are designed to automate your kiln firings by automatically controlling the ramp rates and hold times of your kiln. Orton VentMaster downdraft kiln venting systems remove fumes from the workspace making for a healthier environment in the kiln room and ensures adequate oxygen is inside the kiln for proper color development. Other kiln safety items are also available (safety glasses, gloves, kiln cement, cone plaques and stackable tile setters)
Pyrometric cones are recomended by kiln manufacturers to be placed inside the kiln alongside your ceramic ware to "witness" or confirm the proper amount of heatwork was produced. Cones allow you to spot subtle changes that take place over time and allow you to take corrective action before changes impact your ware.
Fulfilling the directive of our founder and benefactor, the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation deploys its profits to support studies and research at the university level to promote and advance the science of materials processing.