I poured a slab yesterday for the new kiln. It's an 8x10 slab, enough room for the kiln and the apparatus for the oil burners. I've positioned the new slab right outside the studio to make loading and tending the kiln easier. It'll have a roof over it sooner or later. This coming week is our spring break and I'm hoping to make some headway getting the wood kiln down and maybe getting this one started. I busted up a wheelbarrow full of pots from the shard pile and used it as fill underneath the slab, an offering to the kiln gods if you will. I did this with the last kiln and that kiln produced great pots. Maybe it's just an empty gesture but why tempt fate?
One of these days I'll actually get to make some pots.
That's the best use of a shard pile I've ever heard of.
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