Twenty Years of Mud Melting

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Kiln History
Kiln History

A Potter's Partner

Fire metamorphoses materials and, as kiln designer Jim Bailey says, "Temperature means nothing unless time goes with it." The I Ching says, "Fire brings forth nature in it's radiance."

Having a kiln is a big commitment, and firing unleashes evidence and mystery. I view the firing process as a window into processes of Earth. Following are fuel-burning kilns I've either built or bought (I've had electric ones, not shown here):

Initiator
Friend
Gashog
Monster
The Bricks Move On
Zanatali