Wood Fired Kiln

  • Howard Sawhill

    Member
    September 27, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    The Kiln Book by Frederick L. Olsen (ISBN 0-801907071-7) is a good place to start for anyone wanting to build a pottery kiln. There are chapters on principles of design, materials and methods of construction, cross-/down-/up- draft kilns, fuels etc. I’m in the process of designing a small gas fired kiln and this book addresses most of my questions. Best of luck with your kiln building.

    • Raylene Gardner

      Member
      February 3, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      I bought the book! However, is an early version. Great source of information. Not ready for a build such as those kilns in the book. For the most part it seems that these kiln builds are a huge project that I am not able to do,yet. Maybe the newer versions of this book have other kiln build information. I’ve been thinking that possibly downsizing the kiln build to a smaller scale could be the answer. Thank you for your suggestion.

  • Raylene Gardner

    Member
    November 18, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    I found the book, didn’t buy it yet but is on my wish list. The information about the Kiln Book is interesting. I definitely plan on getting a copy soon!

  • David Earley

    Member
    January 15, 2022 at 1:41 am

    I am reading Building Pottery Equipment by Roger Harvey and Sylvia and John Kolbys, 1975 Watson, Guptil Publications, Mastering Kilns and Firing by Lindsay Oesteritter 2020 Quarto Publishing Group, USA and A Potters Guide to Raw Glazing and Oil Firing by Dennis Parks 1980 Charles Scribner and Sons

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