Nearly finished kiln

As promised, here are some more photos of the kiln building in progress.

Building of the door and its arch

Starting on the door

Starting on the door

Svend checking the angle of the brick with the arch.

Svend checking the angle of the brick with the arch.

Tight fit for the bricks and the arch.

Tight fit for the bricks and the arch.

The door and its arch are in place. The cracks have been filled with castable.

The door and its arch are in place. The cracks have been filled with castable.

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.

Kiln taking shape

Kiln taking shape

  

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

  

  

  

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2 Responses to Nearly finished kiln

  1. The kiln is looking good! I’m sure you don’t remember as you must get a lot of visitors, but I visited your workshop two Summers ago with Doug Fitch (I was visiting from the US). You had recently unloaded the kiln, and I remember thinking how difficult it must be to load and unload your beautiful large pots from that long tunnel kiln. Looks like this one will be a bit easier on the back. Thanks for posting the progress and will check back to see it as it comes along.

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  2. Sigrid says:

    Looking forward to more posts and images esp videos capturing Svend in action at wheel! The few hours chatting with Svend and Bjorn was super pleasant and inspiring! Love using Svend’s mug!!! Thanks for the soup – missing the taste haha 🙂

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