Having pulled down his small kiln about two years ago, Svend began a new one last autumn. He built the floor, the tube from the kiln to the chimney, the bottom half of the chimney and the wooden former for the kiln itself, before other priorities took over.
This April, Svend took up where he had left off last year. The kiln is very nearly finished. The chamber is up, the door is in, the insulating layer is on, the sand floor is down and the chimney has been completed. The castable blocks for the door have also been made.The kiln has to dry and then it can be fired. Now Svend just needs to make some pots.
Above are pictures of pots fired in the previous small kiln below.
The new small kiln under construction
The formers and the laths will have to have all the nails removed.
More in the next article…