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North Carolina Wood Fire Conference

08 February 2017 - 07:47 PM


If you like wood fire, you may want to check this out. Opportunities to both fire and meet.

My Summer Adventure

26 June 2016 - 05:32 PM

Attached File  IMG_1196.JPG   136.75KB   3 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1197.JPG   174.98KB   1 downloadsMy adventure for the summer is helping a fellow potter rebuild her salt kiln.  Today was destruction day -- taking down the old kiln.  Our merry band of four plan to start constructing the new kiln in mid-July.  Over the past two years, I've been helping on kiln maintenance (in return for firings) and trying to shake out some design bugs from the previous rebuild.  The old kiln only had about 20 firing on it, but was showing structural issues, brick wear and some design problems that, try as we might (and with some great advice and suggestions from Mark C. and Neil E., just could not overcome.  Great learning experience - I've never done kiln construction before.  In addition to our merry band, we are getting advice and consultations from Will Baker in NC -- a master kiln builder.  The fun has begun.