Kiln Building Update!

October 22, 2009

The MFA warehouse is close to having two new kilns!

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The small catenary-arch test kiln – with new door.  Brittni & Mark stack the chimney.

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The chimney is getting too tall for Mark & Karen to stack on foot.

P1010070On the other side of the kiln area, Josh and Mark level out a concrete base for the larger sprung-arch kiln.

P1010344The base & floor of the sprung-arch kiln.

P1010345UH-OH – we forgot to tie in the chimney & line it (and the burner ports) with hard brick. Re-stacking time.

P1010349Team chimney (Brit & Karen) custom makes bricks.

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Team door/burner ports (Hailey, Mark, Stephen) custom makes bricks and gets creative on this day full of problem solving.

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Now we’re talkin! The chimney are burner ports are finished and we quickly get past the first row lock.

P1010359The sprung-arch kiln is 14 bricks high, with two burner ports & four salt ports (two above the burner ports, two more on the sides).

Check back soon for pictures of the sprung-arch’s sprung-arch (roof).

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