About the Kiln

Built by Donovan Palmquist of Master Kiln Builders (see link on links page) with the help of Rick McKinney and a crew of friends (Reid Schoonover, Sue Messer, and Ann Lindeke) in June of 2002. Perhaps one of the few kilns around built on the second floor of an old wood building. The long and short is this: this kiln fires beautifully: efficiently, evenly, as quickly or as slowly as I need it to, with even reduction, and very safely. Every design challenge was easily answered by Donovan. Furthermore, Donovan was a master team builder and manager as well -- a pleasure to work with. We built this kiln in four days and fired on the fifth.

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Pottery before and after firing.

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A load of shino glazed porcelain ware.

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A recent Kiln opening at Fired Earth Pottery