Svend’s New Kiln

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.

Brigitte, Sally and Svend firing the big kiln.

Brigitte, Sally and Svend firing the big kiln in 2012.

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.

     Large jar                                              Small Jar

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Above are pictures of pots fired in the previous small kiln below.

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The old small kiln

The new small kiln under construction

Former being removed

Former being removed

Detail of the components of the former

Detail of the components of the former

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Detail of former.

Taking down the former

Taking down the former

Kiln in construction

Kiln in construction

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Brickwork

Brickwork

The formers and the laths will have to have all the nails removed.

Laths coming downDropping the laths

 

Interior brickwork

Interior brickwork

The tube between the main chamber and the chimney

The tube between the main chamber and the chimney

More in the next article…

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4 Responses to Svend’s New Kiln

  1. looking good! hope to see it in person some day when we make it over to UK

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  2. charles says:

    Svend,

    It’s a pleasure to see your taciturn self so forthcoming above.

    best,
    Charles

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  3. Reblogged this on Trevor Hadfield and commented:
    I’ve always loved Svend’s work, I was lucky enough to interview him for my dissertation at art college and spent a day at his pottery.

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  4. chris seeley says:

    This is beautiful – I would love to pay a short visit to see the kiln one day soon – I gather this *might* be possible if you’re not down the pub (now, where did I read that?)
    Chris Seeley

    chris.seeley@virgin.net

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