Do you feel a
draft? Well, I'm Caterina Catenary, and draft is
what I'm all about! I'm an updraft kiln. Just look
at my skirt and you can see I generate a lot of heat
at my bottom!
I'm just the
right size, too 12 cubic feet! That's because my
frame is made of half as many insulating brick as
other gas kilns of the same size. You see, I'm
wrapped in a cozy ceramic fiber blanket and boy,
does that make a difference in the time and labor it
takes to put me together. I use half as many bricks
as normally required!
important, my blanket allows me to fire up right
past cone 10 at 2300 degrees and beyond!
I can also go
into a smoke funk, which will make a copper glaze
change to yummy reds without losing my heat rise.
That's because I have two stacks which allow me to
be controlled with dampers, from front to rear. My
entire chamber guides flames to pass right through
me and out my stacks. Each stack has a damper that
allows you to really control how I'm smokin'!
Now I'm going
to tell you about my curves. Would you guess that I
don't need any buttresses, steel framing, or tie rod
supports of any kind? That's because of my family
roots. Catenary. You can find my name in
several of the world's greatest books; Webster's
Dictionary, for one. May I quote? "Catenary :
The curve formed by a perfectly flexible, uniformly
dense and thick, in extendable cable suspended from
two fixed points." My great ancestor was Galileo! He
gave birth to the first catenary when he was hit on
the head by a falling apple and cried, "Eureka! It
must be gravity!"
Get this! My
curve will thrust all my weight, from keystone crown
to base, without and additional metal supports. When
I get a hot flash, and flames are flying beneath my
lowest shelves, they go up my inner walls, by-pass
my flue openings on the first turn, and swirl back
down through all the ware inside me. That's when I
blow my stacks! Yahoo!
it! that's the story of how I'll go up in flames for
you. And don't forget, I'm totally self supporting!
CATENARY KILN $23.00