chelsey on thu 11 sep 97
a quick question to you all...
is anybody out there planning to build a wood firing kiln some time in the
next few months? need an apprentice? i have a small amount of
kiln-building experience, but a plethera of interest, enthusiasm, etc.
please reply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
JackV88488@aol.com on tue 23 sep 97
hey there everybody,
i am still interested in helping anyone to build a wood kiln in the near
if i haven't responded to you yet it is because i have moved. you can now
reach me via JackV88488@aol.com
i am in san francisco, on route to southern oregon, and i am very eager to
get to building. please respond directly to this e-address.
p.s. jack is not a potter; he's my dad.
Jim Sheetz on wed 24 sep 97
YES! This is what I subscribed to ClayArt for!
I suppose I had better introduce myself. My name is Jim Sheetz. I live in
Southwestern Washington State. I am not a professional ceramist, but have
played with ceramics since high school. I have never done my own firings,
but would really like to learn in the context below.
I have recently joined a historic enactment group that shows pioneer living
from the Oregon Trail era. I joined the group as their potter. I need as
much info as I can get my hands on about pottery of that era, and about
kilns of that era. I have heard (but not verified) that some potters brought
firebrick across the plains, and when the wagon trains stopped for a few
days, they would use the bricks to build a small kiln right out on the
prairie and fire it. If this is historically accurate, I would like to
design (hopefully with some of your help!) such a kiln. I also need to
design and use a similar, but a bit larger permanent wood fired kiln for
firing between exhibits.
I also would like some glaze recipes that would be historically appropriate
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jim. (HeyJim@LescoIG.com )
Potter and Schoolteacher, Oregon Trail Travelers.
>hey there everybody,
>i am still interested in helping anyone to build a wood kiln in the near
>if i haven't responded to you yet it is because i have moved. you can now
>reach me via JackV88488@aol.com
>i am in san francisco, on route to southern oregon, and i am very eager to
>get to building. please respond directly to this e-address.
>p.s. jack is not a potter; he's my dad.