Kilns We Have Visited

In June four members of the Guild (Lydia, Deb, Betsy, and Diane) visited two wood-fired kilns in New Hampshire.  The intention was to better understand the process of building and firing such a kiln in hopes that our own kiln-building project will move forward.

First we visited a kiln built by Eric and Belinda in Greenfield, NH.  It is a slightly modified version of a Sasukenai kiln.  This is the type of kiln we hope to build.

Sasukenai 1

Protective Structure

 

Sasukenai 2

Visitors with Eric

Sasukenai 3

Chimney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasukenai 4

Modified Arch

Firing Area with Bag Line

Firing Area with Bag Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then visited the Sharon Arts Center near Peterborough, New Hampshire.  This kiln is a very large Anagama kiln.  It is not the type of kiln we intend to build but it is interesting because of the way in which it is built into a slope and has steps in the firing area.

Step Design

Step Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelves Ready

Shelves Ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Protective Structure

Large Protective Structure

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