Pat Chesney on thu 4 dec 97
Does anyone know how many wood fired kilns there are in the US?
How about Texas?
Send me a post if you know of a wood fired kiln in your area and I'll
compile it for the list. I am researching how many wood firers there are in
my area and the country. Schools and individuals will count.
We fire a double Boury box.
B A HARPER on fri 5 dec 97
Here in Flagstaff, at Northern Arizona University where I am a
ceramics student we have a boury box, a 30ft. long anagama and a 4
chamber noburigama. Yukio Yamamoto built both the anagama, and
noburigama. We just finished unloading the anagama, the 3rd firing
in a semester, in my woodfire class. There is some talk of building
a small woodkiln next semester, based on the anagama, but that would
fit in the back of a pickup (woodfire tour 98?) and could be fired by
2 people, in a short period of time. Will let you know. I've heard
of one each at east texas u, and north texas. Would like to see the
list when your finished. There is also a 2 chamber noburigama in
Bristol vermont at Robert Compton Pottery, he salts the 2nd chamber-
with sheep running around "baaaaaaa-ing" next to the kiln.
Mark Mondloch on fri 5 dec 97
I've been wondering the same thing. Since I've been on this list, I
think I've come to realize that there is probably a whole lot more then
I realized. I hope you share the results. It'll be interesting to see
what you learn.
I have a Phoenix that I've been firing about twice a month for the last
15 yrs or so. She's showing her age so I'm planning on building a gas
kiln this winter. Gas will be a new experience for me. I'm worried that
I won't feel the same connection to that kiln. I want to try soda-firing
in the wood-kiln for the last stage of it's life.
Random Lake, Wi.
Michael Kline on sat 6 dec 97
>Does anyone know how many wood fired kilns there are in the US?
>How about Texas?
>Send me a post if you know of a wood fired kiln in your area and I'll
>compile it for the list. I am researching how many wood firers there are in
>my area and the country. Schools and individuals will count.
>We fire a double Boury box.
Mark Shapiro, Sam Taylor and I fire a two chambered caternary arched wood
kiln about 5 times a year here in Worthington, Massachusetts. Sam is
beginning construction on his new wood kiln that will be in Westhampton, MA
in a few weeks. He will post info at:
I look forward to the results of the survey. I believe that Malcolm Wright
did a survey in the late eighties, and the number has grown significantly
P O Box 614
Phone 413 238 0321
Visit the Okra Pottery Web Site
(currently under costruction)
paul wilmoth on sat 6 dec 97
I am a potter in WV. I have a 55cu ft wood fired salt kiln. In
this state I know of 4 other wood kilns. There may be more but not that
I know of.