I am so excited to receive my new Jen and Ken kiln! It was shipped perfectly and I can’t wait to use it!
The Kiln (Evenheat KH418) arrived in perfect condition. It arrived ahead of schedule. Yay! I have only run a few heat treat cycles so far. Everything works as expected. I love that this model operates on a standard 110 volt outlet, as the power in my shop is somewhat limited. The made in USA etching on the door lock mechanism, was upside down but this was easily fixed. Other than that, I have zero complaints. I’m sure I’ll get many years of service, out of thi quality piece of equipment.
Recently bought a jen-ken chili pepper kiln. Found it at a great price. Soul Ceramics filled the order quickly, and I had my new machine in 3 days. Customer service is very responsive with All my questions and concerns. Would definitely recommend ordering from here.
Could not be happier with my new kiln! Have done 3 bisque and 1 glaze firings with each piece coming out perfect :) Perfect for small pieces and beginners as I have never fired a kiln a day in my life, so easy!
My kiln arrived within the window of time that was estimated when I purchased the kiln. Soul Ceramics kept a weekly email update as to how many weeks had passed up to the point where they emailed me the shipping info. All that went smoothly. I really liked the updates. They made me feel like a valued customer and not a number. I wish more retailer's would take this more personalized approaches to big ticket purchases! My kiln is still in the box but it arrived undamaged and I've just got to make some more space for it
The only hiccup here was that I did not receive my operating instructions in a timely manner. We just ran our test fire and all went well. Love being able to see readout of temperature while firing. It fits my space beautifully
Soul Ceramics is a great company, and I would highly recommend them for all your pottery needs. They have great customer service and helped me pick out the right kiln. They also followed up to make sure it arrived and everything was ok.
For a beginner home-studio wheel the artista is a good option. The foot pedal is a must though, especially for a new potter. I like the versatility of being able to utilize it on a table top or on a stand, which is perfect for those who may have some back issues. The owners manual states it can hold up to 25lbs of clay but I beg to differ, I wouldn’t go past 15lbs. If you are new to the craft or simply looking for a wheel that fits a small space and allows you to throw small/medium pieces (mugs, planters, pet bowls, tableware etc.) the artista is a great option. Shipping was fast, the customer service at Soul Ceramics was phenomenal and I’m having tons of fun with my new home wheel.
I am new to this and after a bit of research, I placed my order for a small kiln. Lea contacted me to let me know they had a similar kiln in stock, instead of waiting for the factory order, and after a bit of back and forth with Lea answering my every question - she suggested a different kiln, which was actually less expensive! It arrived quickly and I love it!!!