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.
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.