Wood and Soda Fired Pottery

Mt. Pallet

We had a work day up at the EnergyXchange last week to finish up some of the last details of the new wood kiln, but mainly to harness many hands and a large trailer to move a bunch of pallets.  This kiln is designed to eat entire pallets, whole.

Did I mention that I’ve moved my studio, and there will be a new wood fired kiln in my life?  In the last two weeks I’ve settled in enough to make a few pots for the upcoming first firing.  And of course, one of the first things on the list was to get the wood prepped.

That my friends, is a mountain of pallets.  And since the studio is built at a former landfill, it is also the wood pile for the kiln.

There are a number of questions that one gets asked repeatedly when one is educating the public about one’s woodfired pottery.

“What kind of wood do you use to fire your kiln?”, is a common one.

So the pallets are stacked and we’re getting ready to take her for a test drive in a few weeks.  We’ll see how it goes.

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