Besides the six kilns at his Vermont Pottery,
Kilns Around the World
by dozens of potters, with comments on their various kiln design
The section on
Kiln Books & Tips
help those who contemplate building a kiln, or those
individuals interested in kiln design,
construction of kilns and
This working pottery, weaving studio and gallery are located in a
former dairy barn and house. The barn serves as a clay studio and
gallery and the pastures are used for raising sheep. The farmhouse
provides space for a weaving studio and is home to Robert & his wife,
in the second chamber of the Noborigama kiln
is a unique
method of glaze application.
The clay is glazed by sodium vapors
in the kiln at the Vermont Pottery, rather than by a coating of glaze minerals. Salt
Glazing is achieved by
introducing salt into a specially designed kiln at high temperatures: (above
2200 degrees F).
Firing the Noborigama kiln
is a demanding process requiring intensive labor
in both preparing the wood
and feeding the kiln.
Robert's large wood fired kiln is stoked
for 42 hours, and consumes six cords of wood.