Unloading the Kiln

Here is the kiln bricked up and cooling off. It takes between 9 and 11 hours to fire it up to cone 6, about 2300 degrees F. The black soot on the top of the kiln is the result of reducing the atmosphere in the kiln to achieve color changing and softening effects in the clay and the glazes.

See the Kiln unload itself!

Unloading the Kiln from Laura Nichols on Vimeo.