Firing the climbing kiln, which I had 5 test pieces in and which I plan to fire later in the month: this was a great opportunity to get to know the kiln and its regular firing crew. The kiln was fired from wednesday morning until friday evening. Unpacking next wednesday.
The fiber kiln constructed by Andres Allik (from Estonia) was fired over several days. Firstly with a gentle electric blower, (the work was thick and not dry) then gas, and then a full day's stoking with wood.When darkness had fallen a team of 7 people (I was one of them) opened the 7 "petals" of the kiln. The kiln can be dismantled and re-used again and again.
|Bowls in porcelain clay|
|Firing crew: Jeff Brown|
|Salting the second chamber: Bill Jones and Jeff Brown|
|Nearing the end of the firing|
|The developer of the sculpture kiln - Andres Allik|
|Kiln from afar|
|Preparing to unveil the sculpture|
|Tree sculpture by Carole Gentiles|