I had the chance to have a studio in British Columbia for a few years in the early 90s. I bought a few pieces of equipment... I bought a new kiln and, with it, a brand new technology called a “controller” that seemed like magic. ... Of course, it was a Bartlett, and it turns out it must have been one of the first.
I knew I wanted to have a production studio again. Fast forward to 2017, and I had that chance. We hooked up the kiln and controller, and…nothing happened. That little metal toggle switch had broken in one of my moves, and the circuit board wouldn’t work. My amazing sweetheart found someone who could repair it, and we were off again, on our pottery adventure.
We decided... to purchase a new controller... It was pretty nice to go from the first Bartlett classic controller to the Genesis in one leap.
I love the Genesis for several reasons:
1) I can monitor the firings remotely
2) the interface gives me amazing detail about the kiln and firings
3) I can keep multiple custom programs in memory, see their status while firing, and see a log/graph of the actual firing outcomes