Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)


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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Chip » Aug 12th, '12, 17:30

Very cool to see this event unfold in photos. Perhaps you should have had a TeaChat work day! :wink:
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 12th, '12, 21:39

Chip wrote:Very cool to see this event unfold in photos. Perhaps you should have had a TeaChat work day! :wink:


I would love to have help! Anyone interested, I'll pay in kiln opening pottery from the first firing of this new kiln... Or money... Or both :D I will keep an ongoing sequence of pictures for those who can't make it. 8)
Of course now that I'm retired, I can work on it everyday :D
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby JBaymore » Aug 12th, '12, 23:43

You are going to find that the redesign you are doing is going to give you AMAZINGLY better results. Well worth every dime you are spending and every ache and pain you'll have from handling tons of hardbricks one at a time.

Way to go.

best,

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 13th, '12, 21:44

Thanks John, I have been working on this redesign for about a year now. I am very excited to rebuild. I did more today until it got dark anyway. I'm in and near the fire box and everything is ash/glaze coated. Lots of grinding to do. And... the guy that I'm renting the brick saw from wants me to build him a beehive kiln for bread making! Side jobs are good. :D
And my brick piles are getting big, lots and lots of bricks!! :shock:
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby paul haigh » Aug 14th, '12, 14:03

I get so amped up seeing wood kiln build pictures. Keep us updated
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby JBaymore » Aug 14th, '12, 14:55

paul haigh wrote:I get so amped up seeing wood kiln build pictures. Keep us updated


Potter porn. :lol:

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Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby debunix » Aug 14th, '12, 18:09

Enjoying the how & why along with the resulting outputs!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 14th, '12, 21:28

Got some more done today. Thought I would put some more "potter porn" :lol: up for everyone to see. I'm down to the huge rock buttresses I had for the old kiln in the first picture. They're handsome with tons of fossils on them, I will find a way to re-use them. Also down to the concrete slabs. I will cut off the lower pad and pour a new one about a foot lower. I will be able to walk in to this kiln instead of climbing up in there to load or unload.

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Big brick piles!!! That was a lot of grinding and hammering!!

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 15th, '12, 22:02

Today's progress...

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Ready for new base. I'll have a lower fire box floor and step down in the chamber.
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 29th, '12, 22:07

I have a dozen new progress pictures in the album at this link. I have been working 15 days straight on this kiln rebuild. Check it out if you want.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... tif_t=like

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby debunix » Aug 29th, '12, 22:26

Lotta lotta lotta work!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Chip » Aug 29th, '12, 22:33

debunix wrote:Lotta lotta lotta work!

Did the page open for you?
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby debunix » Aug 29th, '12, 22:55

After I logged in to facebook, yes.
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 30th, '12, 22:35

I had time and energy tonight to post some of them here. Here's an update on the kiln rebuild.

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Gettin' there!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Aug 30th, '12, 22:41

debunix wrote:Lotta lotta lotta work!


Been working about 12-13 hours everyday (except Sundays - only 5 hours) for the last 2 weeks! It will be worth it!
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