a Chinese "sake bottle style" Kiln
Designed & Created by Allan Hart
1997-2004
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by Brian Carl Hart
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The kiln after completion; entrance to the fire box
Allan creating a vessel on the old kick-wheel out in the field.   What is that white cloud?
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2011        by Brian  Carl Hart / All Rights
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Another "flopped" vessel becoming a sculpture
Building the Kiln (1997-2000)
Closing the chamber top
Bottom of the chimney
(Greco-Roman style kiln)
The kiln under shed
arch forms
Looking out at Allan
...... Inside the kiln .......
Chamber (west side)
East Door
fire box facing southwest
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by Brian Carl Hart
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East Door
fire box facing southwest
Seraphim painted with oxides on inside walls of chamber
Also, star of David and Allah in Arabic
The first firing (September 8, 2000)
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by Brian Carl Hart
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The kiln is ready
The Hart Brothers: Allan & Brian Hart are ready to
fire    the kiln.  Allan built the kiln (with a shovel and
wheel      barrow) with over 500 large adobe bricks.
The kiln is    lined with high-fire kaolin. Brian financially
supported   Allan while he built the kiln. (Photo by
Patricia Britton)
Brian
Allan, John, and Brian
Allan
Brian unbricking
East Door
East Door
Unbricking
East Door
John & Brian critique
the ceramics
John unloading kiln
John Staple,
fireman
John & Allan
Allan after too much
Chinese tea
Kiln site
after     the
firing
Allan and his ceramics
The kiln is unloaded
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The second firing (October 25, 2000)
Lucas & Annette
Allan & Brian
Split & stacked wood
Tomas Medina inspecting
the split & stacked wood.
The Medina family (L to R):
Janis, Fernando, Annette,
Tomas, and Lucas
Allan inspecting the
roof, flue, and stack
Annette stoking
the fire box
Coals under the grate
of the fire box
Toby & Allan
Allan watching the stack
Allan resting
Allan & Louise tending
the fire box
Friend & tea pot
at the fire box
Tea pot at the fire box
Friends stoking
Unloading the kiln
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