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New Hampshire Institute Of Art Anagama Build - Images

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Some people asked me to keep some updates here on out progress.  So...... here are a couple of shots of the first two days of the build:

 

Day One

 

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Day Two

 

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More to come in this thread.  Check back every day or so if you are interested.

 

best,

 

.................john

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And Day 5 is now complete. BEAUTIFUL fall-like weather today.  We did some indoor technical "chalk talk" stuff indoors for the morning, and then resumed hands-on construction in the afternoon.

 

Day 5

 

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This is a detail shot in which you can see part of the main firebox roaster grate on the left, a hikidashi (kiln withdrawal) port in the middle, and the in-floor air supply for the second step side stoke firebox in the background

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More to come.

 

best,

 

.......................john

 

 

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And so Day Six is now history.  Here is the status as of yesterday:

 

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Making of work to fill it for the first firing has not officially started.  We are loading Columbus Day weekend....so still time. 

 

best,

 

................john

 

 

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Day 7 of the NHIA anagama construction with my kiln class today. Lots of diverse things get communicated to students when I teach this kind of class. Today, the idea of SAFETY when working at elevated locations was a serious note,......... professional safety harnesses and safety ropes as the chimney reached the roof peneteration point and we had to erect staging. And we also got the arch forms test fit on the kiln base.

 

 

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best,

 

..............................john

 

 

 

 

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Also, was thatbsomeone "planking" on one of the forms?

 

We were checking the arch form for being level. ;) Yes.... a student planking. Our ceramics department chair has a thing for planking. We have shots of planking all over the place. It has become a department "inside joke".

 

best,

 

...................john

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wow green with envy, such feats accomplished!

Are you a bit  thingie about your level??

Only person without safety harness the man in charge??

Can't wait to see this kiln in action.

Hope the students know how fortunate they are to have this experience.

Thanks for sharing.

Love how the other students deem the planking as an every day occurence, just getting on with it around the planker! Normal behaviours for these students..

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Only person without safety harness the man in charge??

 

Yup.... went up the ladder for a moment to make a point.... and check that they were belayed .......... then right back down. :ph34r:  

 

best,

 

...................john

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Yesterday was Day 8 of the NHIA anagama construction with my kiln class. A slow detail oriented day as we got ready to start on the arch. Test fitting of bricks, leveling the skews with castable, checking positions of features like steelwork, and then starting to lay arch bricks. The chimney also rises.

 

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best,

 

................john

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