The art department requested a new kiln that was larger than the others and electric. (The current kiln was very old, small, and has broken down a few times in the last two years). There were problems fitting all K-5 students clay projects in a tiny kiln (generally takes a whole semester to fire every students project 2 times).
Our new kiln makes the LB ceramics project much more doable for each student. Also the electric kiln provides greater safety, and protect students from broken/incorrectly fired clay projects.