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Kiln Building Video: From the Ground Up – Laying the Foundation for Building a Ceramic Kiln

Posted By Graham Sheehan On June 5, 2009 @ 10:39 am In Ceramic Kilns,Ceramic Studio Equipment,Daily,Features,Video | 9 Comments

[buildownkiln_large] This clip is packed with great advice such as, build your kiln around the shelves you plan to use rather than trying to fit shelves after you’ve built the kiln.

This clip is packed with great advice such as, build your kiln around the shelves you plan to use rather than trying to fit shelves after you’ve built the kiln.

We get lots of emails here at Ceramic Arts Daily from potters and ceramic artists who have interest in building their own kilns. In fact, after Monday’s post on the high-school anagama, we received a couple of requests for more, more, more, articles on kiln building. So, I thought I would continue the kiln-building theme and close out the week with a video on the topic. In today’s clip, an excerpt from the full-length DVD Building Your Own Potter’s Kiln, Graham Sheehan demonstrates how to lay down the proper footprint for a gas kiln. It may seem like a simple concept to make sure you start with a good foundation, but many potters are so excited to just start building up, they overlook some key considerations which cause problems later on. Watch the video below and follow Graham’s advice and you should have no trouble building a well-functioning, efficient kiln. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


This clip was excerpted from the full-length DVD Building Your Own Potter’s Kiln with Graham Sheehan, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

For more kiln-building advice, browse through the new Kiln Plans and Diagrams section of Ceramic Arts Daily.
We’ll keep adding to it, so check back often!


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