Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big Cat

The "Big Cat" Kiln, is the larger of two catenary arch kilns at Ohio University.

This kiln is extremely efficient, using a minimum of wood, and firing in as little as 24 hours.
It is, however, massive, and usually takes a wheel throwing class to fill it.
The results are light on ash, but great for glaze firing, and produces good color from the clay bodies.

It was built by Boomer in 2005, and replaced the original catenary kiln designed and built by Gil Stengel in 1993.

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