Tony Nardella, as owner of Boston Kiln Sales & Service, has been servicing kilns in the New England area for over 20 years. During that time, he found the leading factor in kiln deterioration was the gap created by worn and chipped top bricks. To prevent this damage, he developed and patented KilnShield® to shield to protect this very vulnerable section of the kiln. This keeps kilns running efficiently and helps users during loading and unloading.
Deterioration between the top brick and lid leads to inefficient firing, as well as allowing caustic fumes to escape into the studio space. KilnShield® prevents this deterioration, greatly increasing the life of the kiln, saving costly repairs, and benefiting the studio environment. In addition, KilnShield equally displaces your weight while loading making the process easier and causing less strain on your back. KilnShield® is 1/4 the cost of brick replacement - prolonging your investment and putting your hard-earned money towards art!
Our design provides a strong and smooth metal surface to protect the fire brick. For your comfort, we've added a soft silicone foam pad to lean on during loading and unloading. KilnShield comes with holes for hanging, or can be magnetically attached to the control panel for easy access.
KilnShield fits most major brands of ceramic kilns including Amaco, Cone Art, L&L, Paragon, and Skutt.