Making due with what you have on small island is what this is all about.
I say this because there are zero ceramic supplies here.
I'm converting this large oval to a salt kiln with what I sent over and what they have here already.
I did not cut the burners into this-it was done before I arrived. I would cut them about 3 inch up off floor so the floor could be full hard bricks for salt corrosion . This meant a few piping changes but would add life to kiln.The kiln was stripped of
Today my wife and I fibered the interior
I like to make button gaskets out of delaminated fiber about 1/2 thick
You need to add loft to the job as the fiber will shrink at cone 10 no matter what its says on box-I tend to add this loft in two directions .
I made these buttons and shipped them over.
I use these pliar's to make the pig tails which keep tension on the button.The gaskets keep heat off the wires and add life to job.