As promised, here are some more photos of the kiln building in progress.
Building of the door and its arch
The kiln is taking shape
The area around the kiln has been cleaned. The kiln has been covered with castable and has been rendered. The old kiln used to have a kind of well in which we used to drop for stoking. This time, there will be a flat surface from which to stoke. The well has been filled with rubble and is awaiting some concrete.
All the photos below have been taken by Bjorn Bayer, Svend’s son.
The kiln is nearly finished. Svend will use the stoke holes covers from the old kiln. He has made the door blocks out of castable. The floor will be covered with sand. He now just needs to make pots and we’ll be ready to fire soon.
A glimpse into Svend’s world