Our Kilns

The Small Glaze Kiln
(In the Making)

The small kiln is strictly for playing around with glazes.  Colors produced run the spectrum from white to red to black to purple.  We have fun with it, but like any wood fired kiln, it is not always predictable.  

Small Kiln Shed
Small Kiln Shed

This small kiln needed a small shed

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Small Kiln Shed
Small Kiln Shed

We placed it off the back of the workshop with plans for stairs for easy access

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Sneak Peak
Sneak Peak

Some of the colors we get out of this kiln.

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Small Kiln Shed
Small Kiln Shed

This small kiln needed a small shed

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We have two kilns: one large anagama (single-chamber) kiln and a smaller one we call the "glaze kiln."  Both are fired with wood.  

The Big Anagama Kiln
(In the Making)

The anagama is a salt kiln, where we introduce salt into the kiln at the end of a firing, creating a beautiful surface.  

 

This kiln (including the kiln shed) took three months to build from start to finish.  Over 10,000 bricks are in the kiln, each one placed by hand.  The kiln firing process takes approximately two weeks: four days to load, four days to fire (reaching a maximum temperature of 2500 degrees fahrenheit!) and then a week to cool down.

Bare Ground
Bare Ground

We plotted and staked where the kiln shed needed to go

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Posts in the Ground
Posts in the Ground

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Proud Joseph with Finished Pots
Proud Joseph with Finished Pots

A picture of the front stack of pots in the kiln after a firing. Beautiful!

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Bare Ground
Bare Ground

We plotted and staked where the kiln shed needed to go

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