So far, my kiln building fundraiser has been a huge success. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement if you have already made an investment. If you haven't, and would still like to, there is plenty of time. Just check out the "Buy A Brick" page for all the details.
Here are a few updates...
The first major step towards construction happen the last week in July. I hired a local contractor that was grading our neighbors driveway to dig out the foundation. The kiln will be located directly behind the existing studio building.
I have begun to play with the layout of the kiln footprint and shelf spacing. This image is of what the back of the kiln will look like. Courses of bricks will continue upward and in until the dome is complete. A flue system will be incorporated into the brickwork shown that empties into the chimney.
The wood pile is growing! As word has gotten out about the new kiln, I have been making many trips to pick up all kinds of wood. This pile will be split and burned during the first firing.
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