Beads of Clay Blog, http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/2011/01/small-kiln-survey-part-iv-skutt-ks609.html
has featured my Little Tiny Skutt kilns(Ks609 Manual) this week on the Small Kiln Survey.
This is a very basic kiln that I've found stands up to just about anything you can do to it.
Interior space 11"x9" is very versatile, quick to fill and fast firing, it's perfect for smaller pieces like beads but also works well for vases and functional ware too.
It's very affordable, around $700. I purchased the first kiln in the Northwest and moved it to Texas 10yrs ago..it's still working great and I've kept it in constant use, Rakuing out of it 3x's a week for the last decade..the only thing I've done to it was new plug and re staple the elements which had sagged a bit over the years..still works great for glazing.
I liked it so much that I purchased a second one from the local clay supply company..The Ceramic Store,Inc.. just noticed that the American Ceramic Supply Company in Fort Worth,Texas has a great sale on this kiln( $100 savings) until Feb 1st and this little kiln can be shipped UPS..ohoh..maybe I need a 3rd Little Tiny.