Kountry Kiln

Kountry Kiln

Kountry Kiln

Driving on south of Birdseye on a little gravel road, I topped a hill and caught sight of this structure in the corner of a remote field. I didn’t have time to stop, but made a note of the location with plans to return.

Please excuse the snapshot … I had intended to get a non-peopled version but forgot … Last weekend we went to lunch with the neighbors, Don and Betty (Paula on the far left) and took a scenic route home to do a little closer inspection. We were greeted by Abby (Australian Cattle Dog) and the gentleman on the right.

This is his son’s project and he has been enlisted to help as construction aide, firing assistant, and chief firewood splitter. The shed to the right is 3/4 full of kitchen stove sized wood!

The kiln was designed and built off information found on various websites and it’s been fired several times on both greenware and glazing. It seems to work very well, and his son continues to throw when he can. Selling at a nearby small town artsy "antique shop", he is evidently doing a brisk business on his hand thrown unique pieces.

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