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Quartz Kiln

Ask for Quartz Original® Kilns by HotGlass

What is a Quartz Kiln?

A quartz kiln has the electrical heating coil wire inside a high temperature quartz tube. Inside view of quartz kiln.

Why put an element in a quartz tube?

When you insert a metal mandrel with a glass bead on the end, and you happen to touch an exposed electrical heating element coil with the metal mandrel you will get an electric shock. To solve this problem, HotGlass invented and produced the first kiln to use the unique feature of placing a protective quartz glass coating around the element. This prevents a metal mandrel from touching an element causing electric shock. This tube also supports the element.

The protection for the Modular Stacking Style Kilns are done by placing the element in an the out of the way area of the kiln and using a safety screen. Both methods work quite well.

We invented the Quartz Kiln

Compare the HotGlass Kiln styles.

  Modular Stacking Style Quartz Original®
Method of electrical protection Elements are placed up high in the kiln and are difficult to reach Elements is enclosed in a high temperature quartz tube
Profile Taller Lower profile
Cost for the size Lower Cost Higher Cost
Side Door Yes Yes
Top Door also opens Yes No
Able to add modules to modify kiln for other uses. Yes No

Compare the uses for the HotGlass Kilns.

  Modular Stacking Style Quartz Original®
 Fusing Yes Yes
Annealing Beads Yes Yes
 Annealing Pipes  Yes + deeper with accessory  Yes
 Annealing Marbles  Yes  Yes
 Annealing Sculptures  Yes + its deeper plus the top is removeable for another large access.  Yes
 Crucible Work  Yes with accessory  No
 Vitrigraph Work Yes with accessory No
 Glassblowers Annealing Kiln  Yes + its deeper plus the top is removeable for another large access. Yes
 Ceramics  Yes Yes


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