ARTIZAN & EPIK Kilns

The Aritzan (up to 265 litre) and the EPIK (300 litre and above) range are the next level of kiln (replacing and evolving from the KC55 range).

Both models based on the traditional and time tested methods and techniques of the KC55 for over 40 years, the Artizan and Epic range utilise a number of new features taking this range to the next level for reliability, durability and ease of use.

The kilns are made using the highest quality bricks and backing boards resulting in even more efficiency in their firing schedule.

From top quality insulation, to top quality elements, to a controller that enables highly complex firings and the optional extra of Wi-Fi capability, this really is a seriously effective range of kilns.

"If you want the best , then you have found the right company, for service and quality. Our company fully give kilncare 100 % support we have worked with them for over 15 years and they are brilliant"
Brodie Nairn

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Controller For ARTIZANS 90 TO 200

The KCR32C is multi-program controller designed for glass, ceramics & pottery use. It is targeted towards glass use with 32 programs each of up to 32 segments. Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp followed by a soak. It is supplied pre-programmed with 9 typical glass programs and 9 typical ceramics programs (which can be over-written).

The slow rate capability of the KCR32C, down to 1c per hour, makes it the perfect controller for complicated glass cycles.

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KCR32C Controller features:

  • 32 programs - each with up to 32 segments.
  • Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp soak.
  • Suitable for glass or ceramics use.
  • Soak times up to nearly 100 hours.
  • Ramp rates from 1 to 999°C/hour full.
  • Program Pause & Segment Advance facilities.
  • Can be held remotely, allowing for an easy and comfortable programming process.
  • Keyboard lockable.
  • Delayed start facility - up to 4 days.
  • Power failure recovery.
  • Energy used display.
  • Event / Damper / Fan relay output.
  • Alarm relay with alarm buzzer.
  • Mains power switch.
  • Built in the United Kingdom.

"I have dealt with Kilncare for about 18 years and have worked/owned on about 10 of their kilns. They are pretty much indestructible, very well built. The only repairs I have made are to the electrics, Kilncare are always on the end of the phone for advise and spairs. Very friendly service."
Matthew Adkins

Features

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​Kanthal A1 elements

The ARTIZAN range, along with the vast majority of Kilncare kilns, utilises Kanthal A1 elements (which are widely regarded as the best quality elements available), ensuring unbeatable reliability and durability.

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Highly reliable three section seal

This massively improves heat retention.
The first section of the door seal is a machined insert in the brick lid that puts a brake on the heat before it reaches the second section, a traditional brick on brick contact.
The third step is maintained by non-ceramic fibre that is set into a channel around the front face, which ensures it stays in place, unlike other methods of "Stick on" fibre seals which often tend to fall off.

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Robust front face

The Front Face itself is made from "Hard" insulation bricks to reduce the damage caused by knocks and bumps during loading.
All of the kiln doors in the ARTIZAN range are made of the same high grade insulation bricks as the chamber sides.

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Permanent Seal Door Clamps

The actual sealing of the door is automatically adjusted every time the door is closed with the variable door clamps.

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Lockable Door Vent Hole

The door vent hole has a lockable insulated stainless steel flap that provides a secure seal to the vent hole, erasing the need for a vent bung.This availability to lock feature is a favourite of education establishments.

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Stainless Steel Central Strip

Running up the centre of the kiln door, from just below the vent hole to the top of the door is a 100% 304 brushed stainless steel strip. Those of you who have owned and used a front-loading kiln for a number of years may have noticed a strip of heat and moisture damage appearing above your front vent hole, which could eventually lead to the compromised integrity of the metal in that location. This stainless steel strip combats this issue as it stays much more resilient in the face of the harsh elements.

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Stainless Steel Louvred Top Plate

100% 304 brushed stainless steel is again used for the top plate of each ARTIZAN with long term durability in mind. Due to the heat that the top plate will be facing when the kiln is hitting those high temperatures, warping can be an issue. To prevent this, the top plate is louvred to provide extra stability.

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Lowered Front Electrical Panel

Keeping the electrics a good distance away from the heat is paramount when striving for keeping electrical faults at a minimum in the long term. With this in mind, the front panel has been lowered from the bottom of the firing chamber in order to allow an air gap between the chamber and the panel, allowing for an even cooler electrical operation.

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Stainless Steel Strip Covering Element Exits

For the same purpose as the door's stainless steel strip, all ARTIZANs will also have 100% 304 brushed stainless steel strips running the length of the element tail exits in the back of the kiln. There have been a number of instances where our engineers have had to resolve issues where these sections on older kilns have become critically compromised, and the placement of these strips are aimed to look after your kiln in the long term and prevent this from happening.

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​Over-fire and door switch safety

Each ARTIZAN has a door safety cut off switch along with a contactor door cut off circuit, which also acts as an over fire protection circuit. As well as this, there is also an extra control contactor, which in combination with the over fire contactor and door safety switch makes the kiln extremely safe.

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Stainless Steel Protective Shelf

A huge killer of electrical components is dust, and the inside of a kiln's electrical panel can gather very large amounts of dust over years of use. Quite a bit of this can be from dust leaking from the element tail exists, therefore each ARTIZAN has a stainless steel protective shelf fixed below the element tail exits and above the rear electrical panel, protecting the electrics below.

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Multi Zone Control and WiFi For The ARTIZAN 265​

The ST535WIFI is a multi-zone controller designed for use on our larger kilns where total evenness of chamber temperature is much more difficult to maintain through simple kiln design alone. The controller monitors one section of the kiln and adjusts the other sections to maintain perfect chamber uniformity with regards to temperature. Along with this, the ARTIZAN 265 will have two thermocouples inside the firing chamber, rather than just one.

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Manually operated roof vents or optional automatic vents

The roof vent is operated by a manual stainless steel damper, automatic dampers are optional, and can be fitted to all ARTIZAN kilns. ​
This allows the roof vents to be opened and closed multiple times throughout the duration of the firing at the temperatures required.The opening and closing cycle is programmed into the controller which enables the user to start the kiln then not have to return to it for any action other than monitoring until the cycle is finished. Extremely useful on larger models where firings can last for much longer.

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Optional Wi-Fi Capability (Standard For The ARTIZAN 265)

The KCR32C WIFI allows the user to access the kiln in real time from anywhere with internet access via the Kilncare GATEway on our website. The benefits of this are obvious as there is no longer the need to travel to the studio or work place to see how the firing is proceeding or if indeed the firing is going as planned.
Also in the GATEway, which is unique to each user via password access, there is a firings library where past firings can be stored and named, a notes section and a log amongst other features.

Learn more about the Controllers
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2 Year Warranty

The ARTIZAN range comes with a 24 month warranty that applies for all parts excluding elements. The fact that we are able to offer this warranty on these kilns just goes to show how well made they are and how they are truly built to last.

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Made In The UK

The ARTIZAN range, along with all other Kilncare kilns, is made right here at Kilncare, in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.

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Unrivalled aftercare

Here at Kilncare we really do pride ourselves on our customer service. We have a team of kiln experts at hand that will be there for you whenever you find yourself with any queries or worries who will do their absolute best to ensure that you can continue your pottery journey as problem free as possible.
We really do go the extra mile when it comes to customer service, which you can see for yourself by taking a quick look at our online reviews.

"Kilncare’s products are excellent and their customer service is second to none. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I’ll never buy a kiln from anyone else."
Lou Hall

ARTIZAN & EPIK Kilns (front loading)

2 year Warranty (excluding elements)
Available with or without WIFI
Availble with or without super micropore insulation

**please note the ARTIZAN or EPIK kilns DO NOT come with lead as these depend on power supply. All ARTIZAN kilns can connect to a single or 3 phase/neutral power supply. This is dictated by you/your electrican. There is a bar that is left for single phase or taken out for 3 phase/neutral. Link bar is provided.

KC55 KilnsLitresPrice**Phases / KWAMPSInternal Size
External SizeMugsTemp 
AUS Bench
ARTIZAN 40 Bench
45$10,747Single / 4KW
230vW 355 mm
D 330 mm
H 400 mm
W 615mm
D 755mm
H 1050mm
20
(10 per layer)
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ARTIZAN 90
90$13,947Single or 2 Phase + Neutral
6KW/7KW
230v/400v + N
25AMP / 29AMP
W 380 mm
D 530 mm
H 460 mm
W 700 mm
D 870 mm
H 1505 mm
45
(15 per layer)
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ARTIZAN 139
139$16,947Single or 3 Phase + Neutral
7.25KW/ 9.5KW
230v/400v + N
30.5AMP / 40AMP
W 380 mm
D 530mm
H 680mm
W 745 mm
D 1052 mm
H 1622 mm
60
(15 per layer)
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ARTIZAN 200
199$18,097Single or 3 Phase + Neutral
10KW/12KW
230v/400v + N
42AMP / 50AMP
W 460 mm
D 580mm
H 750mm
W 825 mm
D 1102 mm
H 1692 mm
80
(20 per layer)
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ARTIZAN 265
265$19,0973 phase + Neutral
13.5KW
230v/400v + N
56.7AMP
W 460 mm
D 580 mm
H 980 mm
W 825 mm
D 1102 mm
H 1882 mm
120
(20 per layer)
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EPIK 300
300$21,0973 Phase + Neutral
16KW
400v + N
67.2AMP
W 460 mm
D 670mm
H 980mm
W 780 mm
D 1120 mm
H 1880 mm
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EPIK 353
353$24,0973 Phase + Neutral
18.5KW
400v + N
77.7AMP
W 610 mm
D 760 mm
H 760 mm
W 940 mm
D 1180 mm
H 1880 mm
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EPIK 424
424$28,0973 Phase + Neutral
21.5KW
400v + N
90.3AMP
W 610 mm
D 760mm
H 910mm
W 940 mm
D 1180 mm
H 1780 mm
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EPIK 510
510$33,0973 Phase + Neutral
25.5KW
400v + N
107AMP
W 610 mm
D 910 mm
H 910 mm
W 940 mm
D 1490 mm
H 1780 mm
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EPIK 710
710$36,0973 Phase + Neutral
32KW
400v + N
135AMP
W 670 mm
D 910 mm
H 1140 mm
W 1010 mm
D 1490 mm
H 1950 mm
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* please note the prices do not include delivery

Still need help?

If you have any questions, need help choosing your kiln or are looking at fitting out a studio please get in touch using the form below or email us directly at support@australianpotterysupplies.com.au and we will be back to you asap.