Chambers for Reducing Large Raku Pieces
Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:18 PM
The problem is that the dimensions of these objects vary a great deal- I've made some broad, flat forms (plates, for instance) as well as some taller, sculptural forms.
I was hoping for some suggestions on how to reduce these larger objects (other than having a welding shop make up a series of hideously expensive metal containers for me). Are there mass produced alternatives (other than trash cans) that people have used successfully? Alternatively, has anyone used covered pits for raku firings? I'd worry about maintaining a good enough seal, and about the sides of the pit collapsing... plus my wife might not appreciate having a series of cavities all over the yard).
Thanks in advance.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:06 AM
I attached a picture here from the construction of my kiln yard. It shows the pit. Hope this is helpful.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:58 PM
55 gallon drums for larger, taller shapes...ask an oil change place or waste removal co.
metal washtub for flat forms
Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:22 PM
Also- for the cinder block option, do you do anything else to render it air-tight, or does it seem to block enough air movement as is?
Really appreciate the ideas!