Our dedication to our team and our adaptability to change has evolved this company from the garage to selling creative lifestyle products in every state in the U. Erma Duncan partners with her husband, Lee, and sons, Bob and Dick, taking ceramics from a hobby to a partnership. Duncan Ceramics launches; the company quickly outgrows the family garage and moves to an official studio the same year.
From technology to trends and product innovation, see how the Duncan brand continues to spearhead the modernization of its industry. The beauty industry moves faster than it takes to put on a full face of makeup for a night out. See how our hardworking Cosmetics team has been hustling to bring beautiful, accessible product lines to market over the last year. We donate art materials to local schools and non-profit organizations to help reduce the cost of materials for teachers.
Simply put, our mission at Duncan Enterprises is to make it easy to experience creativity. But with such a diverse portfolio of brands and products, you still might be wondering what we actually do in the grand scheme of things.
We look at it this way:. How do we do this? Our team follows 6 Guiding Principles that have helped us thrive for more than 70 years:. Read more. Duncan Enterprises enters the craft industry with the launch of its Scribbles brand. The Tulip and Polymark brands are acquired.
The Rainbow Rock tie-dye brand is acquired. A major growth and expansion year for the company, Duncan Enterprises strengthens its influence in the ceramic arts industry with the acquisition of Chesapeake Ceramics in March. How We Make an Impact. We make stuff. We sell stuff. Our dynamic sales and customer support teams ensure that our products are sold and supported on an international scale across major retailers.
With 10 brands and counting under one roof, our brand team is all about innovation, diversity and taking our brands to crazy new levels of superstardom. Our hard-working operations team gets it done. It takes a lot to keep a company with employees running. Climb outside of the box and toss it in the recycling bin.New customer?
Create your account. Lost password? Recover password. Remembered your password? Back to login. Already have an account? Login here. Sometimes we get asked "should I get a V or a V kiln? This isn't a choice you make, it is determined by the power you have available. Every location will have a specific voltage, and you need to select a kiln that matches that voltage.
We always confirm voltage with you when you place a kiln order. Some industrial locations might even have V power. Only very small kilns less than 1 cu ft can operate on v power normal household voltage. There just isn't enough power available on V circuits to heat a larger kiln. If you want a larger kiln, you will need to identify a V circuit to use, or have a new circuit installed. Your electrical circuit will be protected by a circuit breaker. This may involve calling an electrician to come out and do some wiring for you.
Most electricians will do free estimates, so you can get a couple to compare. You can get rough estimates over the phone, but they will have to look at your wiring to determine if it can handle the amount of amperage the kiln requires.
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If you do not have a circuit that will provide the power you need, you will need to have a new circuit installed. You may be limited by the total available power in your home. If your total available power can handle it, we recommend wiring the new circuit sized for a kiln larger than what you are considering buying.
You never know when your firing needs will grow and you'll need a larger kiln. When in doubt, get at least a V, 60 amp circuit installed. That covers the vast majority of the kilns we sell. Below is additional information to help you understand voltage and current. Electrical requirements can be the most confusing part of buying a kiln.
Hopefully this will help.
This is intended to be a guide to selecting a kiln and understanding the power available at your location. If you have any concerns or questions about the circuits in your location, please consult a qualified electrician and your local electrical codes before plugging in. We had three estimates and they differed not only in price but in how they would do the job.
In my area, electricians that publicized "small jobs" were the best value for this kind of work. In some cases however, it could be much more, so especially if you're looking at a kiln that is over 30 amps, it is always better to get the free estimates before you order the kiln.
For the purpose of buying a kiln or an electrical appliance, all three of those are the same. Historically line voltage varied somewhat in the USA, so people got in the habit of calling it V, or V or V, whatever their area had. However, in any modern electrical distribution system in the USA today, you will have a V power supply, with only slight variations. Common in homes in the USA.Duncan Kilns If you are looking for Duncan Kilns like the dkx-2, kiln parts, or instruction manuals find answers here.
Many people are still searching for kilns, manuals and repair parts from Duncan. Unfortunately, they no longer make their kilns.
They haven't made them for a number of years. Fortunately, their kilns are now made by Paragon Kilns. I believe Paragon continues to service Duncan parts for repair. They also have many of the Duncan instruction manuals on the Paragon website along with the Paragon kiln instruction manuals.
Other than that, a lot of used Duncan Kilns are still floating around on Ebay and other sites, so if you are specifically looking for a Duncan, there is still plenty of hope of finding one. All of these manufacturers create quality kilns. Several of them have been around for over half a century and have long histories of serving the pottery and ceramics community.
Read all about the different kiln manufacturers at the main Ceramic Kiln Manufacturers page. Comments Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. It will take you from never having touched clay to creating finished pottery you can use every day. Also read it on Kindle. Discover How I Made It! Happy Potting! Thanks for reading, happy hunting, and happy potting.
Copyright pottery-on-the-wheel.Dimensions: Inside 8" deep 12" diameter; external 21" w X 24" h. I was going to use it for knife making I change my mind I am going to buy a knife oven there is some other parts like trays stands obo call Rick at.
I have a well up kept kiln. It runs off of volts. Up for sale is a set of used kiln and ceramic molds set. There are many molds included. They were used and many show wears from usage Please view photos to verify what is included. This set is great for someone who is star. Working Duncan "the teacher" kiln model no. Es with kiln sitter model lt-3k. Includes stand. Well used kiln but working and in fairly good shape.
I last fired it about 6 months ago without a problem to Cone 5.
Also includes a variety of pyrometric bars. Duncan Ceramic Kilntext or call. Scammer texts will be reported. These paints are used under a glaze and must be fired to see their real colors. Mostly dry, all more than 5 years old. Also included is a half bottle of burnt orange glaze discontinued, but made the most realistic ceramic pumpkins back in its day. If you know a. Cleaning out my garage and need to make room.
Duncan "The Teacher" model ceramic kiln for sale. Stands 3 feet tall not including stand. Inside is very clean. Lid has small vent hole in center. Kiln shelves included wrapped in towels in kiln.
Pictured cord is included. Model number ES We got this kiln from an uncle, and he said it wasn't used more than a few times. It was purchased.All READY-to-SHIP kilns all ship within business days of your order date, so if you've always wanted to try that new glass, clay, metals, jewelry, or blade project, maybe now is the time to start!
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Cart 0. Menu Cart 0. Featured Collections View all Collections. We're still here for you everyday, answering your calls and questions, and helping you to make the best equipment buying decisions. If you have questions about anything, just give us a call, we're here for you! We will match any and all competitive prices. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Unavailable Sold Out.Hello folks! I received a Duncan kiln from a family member about 7 years ago and was never taught how to use it.
I attempted to figure it out on my own, but gave up because I was having too much trouble with it.
Duncan DK, DB & DA Kiln Owner's Manual
I have never operated a kiln on my own- only seen electric kilns in use. Has anyone operated this particular kiln DAand if so, could you answer a few questions for me? You need small cones or bars, for whatever cone you're firing to. Most folks bisque to cone 04, then you'll glaze to whatever cone your clay matures at. Your clay and glaze should mature at the same temp. To use the cone, lift the weight on the sitter, push down the claw that holds the weight, then place the cone inside the kiln on the two bars in the sitter, with the rod sitting on top of the cone.
That rod is connected to the claw on the outside. When the cone bends, the rod goes down, the claw goes up and releases the weight which hits the switch that shuts off the kiln. Have the number on the cone face toward the inside of the kiln, so you can see it. The timer on the sitter should be set to about 20 minutes longer than the firing is expected to take. It is just a countdown timer, it does not control how long the firing takes. So you'll need to do a bisque and glaze firing to figure out how long the firing will take and set the time accordingly.
For the first firing just set it to 12 hours and do the math afterwards. You need a new cone for every firing. Witness cones are not necessary once you have the sitter calibrated. You may want to use them for the first couple of firings to make sure everything is good. Okay, thank you! Do I need to warm up the kiln before using it or do I load it and do the process you explained and then prop open the lid after the kiln shuts off?
Any advice for this part? If the kiln doesn't have a downdraft vent attached, keep the top peep open throughout the firing.
You really don't need to prop the lid. Make sure everything is dry before firing. No need to warm up the kiln before loading. Keep the lid closed after firing until it's cooled down below F. You'll need something to look through like welding glass or special glasses or you'll burn your retinas. If your kiln says cone 8 mine does it probably means it will technically fire around cone 8 but you'll get a lot more life out of the elements if you keep it around cone 6.
Mine says cone but since there are a ton of beautiful glazes and clays for that's what I'm going with, and I'll save some money in the long run. Don't prop your kiln open just leave a kiln plug out through the whole firing like Neil said.
Is there a hole in the bars that slides onto the knob on the inside of the kiln wall? Place the cones where they can be seen thusly. To be honest I'm new to kilns and I don't know what your kiln means by "Automatic" since it looks like a manual kiln from the images.There are many molds included.
They were used and many show wears from usage Please view photos to verify wha. Glaze is melted in bottom up to first heating coils. May become a raku kiln or will function when bottom coil and melted glaze is replaced and removed. Duncan kiln in perfect working condition verified when I purchased it, but I don't have an outlet it can plug into.
Bought it to begin ceramic work, but an injury has left me physically disabled and unable to continue. Comes with all the internal shelves and peep hole plugs. Will help load into your vehicle. Comes with V extension cord and box of accessories.Kiln Firing Demo
With shelves and cones! Big ceramic or glass kiln with an additional section added that can be removed if you choose. Max temp is degrees Fahrenheit. Features Kiln -Sitter mechanical control that fires kiln by time and temperature method using cone or barWorks. New electrical cords and recently. The electronics of the kiln work perfectly, but there has been some cosmetic damage on the inside - see photos for condition.
I am happy to deliver within the city of Indianapolis and surrounding area. I have two kilns for sale.
Both kilns have been stored for several years and were working when stored, I haven't been able to test them. The heating elements are all in tact and the kilns come with several replacement heating elements. Duncan model Km lightly used with some accessories I have a Duncan Kiln for sale.
I has 2 different size firing capacity meaning it can be separated. I bought it used but never used it, I had big intentions!