The most important piece of equipment that you will purchase is your glass kiln. There are a lot of kilns to choose from, but we have some recommendations to make.
The kiln needs to be designed to fuse glass rather than ceramics.
My personal favorite is the Skutt GM1014 Studio Kiln. It is much bigger than the fireboxes and you will be able to experiment with some larger pieces or to fire several pieces at one time. This kiln has an opening of 23.5" and is 3.5 Cubic Feet.
If you are interested in a very small kiln you might consider the "Firebox" series. Skutt makes 2 sizes :1) The Skutt Firebox 8 Kiln has an opening of 8" x 8" x 4.25" and is .17 cubic feet in volume. Skutt Firebox 8 Kiln
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the Skutt Firebox 14 Kiln has an opening of 14.5" and is .8 cubic feet in volume.
The Skutt GM1414 Kiln has an opening of 41.5" x 24.5" and is 6.7 cubic feet in volume.
The Bead Kiln - GM10F is perfect for annealing torch work beads but it is also an excellent fusing kiln for smaller projects. This kiln is extremely portable and works on standard household current. Opening 10" x 9" and .45 cubic feet in volume.
These are some of the choices available when shopping for glass kilns. I hope you will "jump in" and start experimenting with glass. Remember BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!!!!!