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Let's get fired up

Hamilton, Ohio – Somebody call Nelly. It’s gettin’ hot in here.


Or soon will be.

Technicians installed a pair of new Skutt pottery kilns at the Fitton Center Monday, Sept. 11. The 10-sided kilns can reach temperatures up to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit.


The two new KMT1027 models replaced two older kilns in the firing room and maintain the number of working Fitton Center kilns at four.


According to the Skutt website, “The chamber size is tall enough to fire a 23-inch-tall pot and wide enough to hold a 21-inch platter. It comes standard with the smartest controller on the market (it will even calculate your cost of firing) and has a lid lifter to boot.”


All of which is good news for Fitton Center pottery students who begin a variety of new classes this week.


Among them, Wheel Throwing Basics starts tonight (Monday, September 11); Afternoon Pottery Studio, Functional Pottery and Youth Pottery begin Tuesday, September 12; Teen Pottery opens Wednesday, September 13; and Intermediate Wheel Throwing and Pre-Teen Pottery launch Thursday, September 14.


Classes run for six weeks with a second fall session rolling out October 30. For complete education listings and registration information, please see our Fall Education Brochure.


Take a look at the new kilns in the photo gallery below.


The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.


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