Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fine Arts Wheel Throwing Class at Jen Ken

 
    We are very excited about the upcoming pottery classes beginning Tuesday, September 24th, and continuing for four weeks, every Tuesday night from 6pm-9pm.   The class will be a basic introduction to Fine Arts Wheel Throwing, and is perfect for those who have never tried their hand at it or have simply been away from it for years and want to get their hands back in the mud.  Our class is unique in that we keep our class size small, so that each student can get the attention they need and use of their own wheel for the duration of the class.  No waiting your turn to put your hands on the clay! By the end of the class, each student will have successfully completed around 12 projects, which will be bisque fired and ready to pick up a few days after the class is over.  We will be offering surface decoration classes in 2014, and are working on a partnership with our neighboring pottery painting studio where students may purchase an optional voucher to decorate their pieces with them.  Pre-register today to reserve your space!

For more information, and to pre-register, click here

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fun at Jen-Ken



Come Join The Fun!

We had a blast at the first glass class of 2013! 
We've still got two beginner classes left this Summer, and some very exciting classes with Gail Stouffer (http://gailstouffer.com/home.html) on Enameling and Image Transfer.  

  
There are more classes in the works for the Fall. You can look forward to Pottery, 1st and 2nd Level Fused Glass,  Kiln Classes, and many more fun smaller workshops.  

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Jen Ken Kilns
863-648-0585
http://jenkenkilns.com/





Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Classes 2013!

   We are very excited to announce new classes starting this summer!  This will be the beginning of more great things to come. Our large, beautiful classroom is finished, and we are committed to being a resource center accessible to hobbyists, artists, and aspiring artists.

   There are three one day beginning glass fusing classes.  In these classes, we will cover glass cutting, glass compatibility, firing schedules, cold working glass, and programming kilns.  We are also offering kiln education workshops, and soon we will be bringing in national instructors for intermediate and advanced students.   We are really looking forward to seeing lots of excited faces!

   Jen-Ken kilns is located in Lakeland, Fl, convenient to the Tampa and Orlando airports.

   For more information, go to:
http://jenkenkilns.com/classes-glass.aspx

Call us at:
863-648-0585

Email:
mike@jenkenkilns.com
jenkenkilns@gmail.com




Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Kiln! A New Technology Breakthrough!

We are proud and excited to announce another innovation from Jen-Ken Kilns!

We asked our customers to share the things they love about the kilns in the ProFusion Series ALL FIBER line; including the 15" "Bonnie Glo", the 11" Fiber Fuser, and the 36" ProFusion Platinum model. After a year of raves about SUPER FAST HEATING AND COOLING TIMES, RELIABILITY, PORTABILITY, EASE OF USE, AND LOWER ENERGY COSTS, we decided it was time to add a new mid-range size to the line!





This all new fiber kiln has been in extensive testing for the last 3 months and does some pretty miraculous stuff. We know you're going to love it!

The design is totally innovative!

  • Wow, it's big! 16" x 16" x 5" deep! This is the largest firing area for its size and weight in the industry! You don't need to clear a large area in you studio/home to fire this kiln. It reaches fusing temps in less than 90 minutes! 
  • All new clamshell design. There has never been an all fiber kiln this size with a design like this! This clam shell design allows users to load right on the raised firing surface, enabling easier damming of glass projects, easy access for roll-ups, combing, high-fires, great set ups for metal clays, glass painting, and more. 
  • Another unique design element is the introduction of the table side controller. The removal of the controller box from the firing lid means longer life for the electronics, as they are removed from the heated area. The weight of the box is eliminated from the lid allowing for easier operation, and easier programming.
  • In addition, we added quartz encased elements that produce even, direct heating using infra-red technology. This design bonus delivers the added benefits of longer element life and unparalleled heat penetration through the glass and speed, giving you more heat for less money.
  • The all-in-one stand with adjustable leveling feet built into this all fiber design makes this kiln really light and portable. At only 45 pounds, you can take this kiln anywhere. Plus, since it's so lightweight this kiln ships UPS right to your door, keeping your shipping costs low.
Best of all, this model was developed to run on just 120 volts, and draws just 15 amps. This major benefit delivers a spectacular advantage...

  • Professionals and hobbyists alike can plug this into a regular studio/household 20 amp plug without needing to have an electrician rewire anything. So professional artists can add this to their studios without any major adjustments, and hobbyists can move this to any room in their house; set up, work, fire, and then store it away.
OK, so we're enthusiastic! 

This kiln includes our most reliable AutoFire 3 Button Digital Controller that comes preprogrammed with 40+ firing schedules and the additional back-up safety relay. You'll be able to get started even faster than before!

There are even additional options you can order. 
  • An upgrade to 17 amps will super charge the speed and get you to fusing temps in under 60 minutes...zoom!
  • Bump up to a 12 Button AutoFire Digital Controller for faster, professional level programming.
  • Like a ceramic shelf experience? Add one with some matching posts!
  • Want fiber shelves? We can do that too!
As always, all Profusion Series kilns come with our 1 year limited warranty

Here's the bottom line! $1300 plus UPS shipping, which we anticipate to come in between $65 - $90 depending on where you live. Contact your Jen-Ken Kilns retailer or online dealer to get one NOW! 




Monday, December 26, 2011

Getting Ready for 2012!

New and exciting things are coming in 2012! We've been doing a lot of engineering in November and December. We can't wait to show everyone what we've developed.  We hope you all received what you wanted for the holiday season!  Stay tuned for new announcements in the next few weeks!
Our AFG JK2 11"  Deep - Fits a 24" square shelf!