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New Hampshire Institute Of Art Anagama Build - Images

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JBaymore    1,432

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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jrgpots    231

Can't wait to see the walls. It's cool to see the step up of the different chambers from the ground up.

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Min    783

Ditto what's already been said about thanks for taking the time to let us come along for the build in a vicarious way. :)  

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Benzine    610

Was I the only one, expecting the photos to show, John on a throne, being fanned, while directing the kiln construction?

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dhPotter    148

In a couple of the pics you can almost here the Jeopardy song of contemplation.  Thanks for letting us look over your shoulder.

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Mark C.    1,807

Looks good-man I miss that rain-looks like you had a whole rainy day under the roof.

Mark

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JBaymore    1,432

Mark,

 

It was torrential rain and high winds all day.  Not such fun working conditions.  But we must press on.  ;)

 

We would have gladly sent some your way.  :lol:

 

best,

 

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

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JBaymore    1,432

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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Joseph F    865

Coming along nicely! Can't wait to see it finished. Are your students preparing a lot of work to go in it yet?

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JBaymore    1,432

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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JBaymore    1,432

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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Benzine    610

Awesome.

 

I like the drawing of the loaded kiln, on the front of the form....silly art folk...

 

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

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JBaymore    1,432

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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Babs    386

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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JBaymore    1,432

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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JBaymore    1,432

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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Benzine    610

I'm no expert John, but I don't think that thin rope, wrapped around the chimney will keep it together. I'd use mortar, or at very least, Elmer's glue.

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