Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Dance Floor

 It was a happy day when Kate and I had our first dance on the dance floor I built.  I am proud to say that the dance floor proved useful again as we cut all the forms for the new kiln from it.  

The first form goes in

The form over the fire box

Forms in, leveled, and ready for lathing  

Braces to hold up the 18,000 lbs of brick that will lay on the form

The former dance floor awaits the 2,000 brick that will complete the kiln.

Friday, July 12, 2013

With A Little Help From My Friends

A dinner party after a long day of kiln building with John Vigeland, Pravina Shukla, Bill Jones, Catarina Krizancic,  Terry Childress, Alex Ferrante, Henry Glassie, and Kate Johnston. 

Visualizing the back bone of the kiln

Foundation starts

Air channels under the fire box floor

The walls start

Foundation for the steps laid 

Bryce Brisco and Andrew Dutcher laying the wall

Walls await the arch forms

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Don't look Back

This is a journey of the deconstruction of the old and the  erecting of the new.


John Vigeland, Bill Jones, Andrew Dutcher, and Daniel Johnston