Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kiln Building Progress

Walls on the kiln about 1/2 way up!
Things are starting to look a little more kiln-like out at Emmaus Farm! I have been balancing making pots with building the kiln in order to (hopefully) fire the kiln shortly after finishing the construction.Getting in from the heat in the afternoon has been helpful, but trying to drag myself back out in the evening to work has been a struggle!
Chimney getting tied in to the back of the kiln
The base for the chimney ate up some time. This whole thing is like a big game of Tetris, trying to figure out where to place a brick without having to cut too much, and how to level everything out. Once that was out of the way things have been rolling a little more smoothly.
Base for the chimney
I have been grateful to my other half and my family who have been helping me clean brick, finish the roof over the kiln, cut brick, and generally keep me partially sane. I would estimate that between moving brick and throwing clay I have been handling between 700 and 1,000 pounds of materials each day. I am officially exhausted! In other news, we had a big storm the other day here in Liberty that resulted in a gorgeous full double rainbow just across the street from our house! These photos don't do justice to how beautiful it was, and don't show the second rainbow quite as well.


Mr. Young said...

How many cubic fett will the insid of your kiln be? Are you working from a set of blueprints? Inquiring minds want to know!

Dennis Allen said...

Love how the rainbows frame the church.

Liberty Stoneware said...

The kiln should be roughly 65 cubic feet - sorry not to get that to you sooner! Dennis, rainbows are always uplifting, particularly full and double!