Besides the six kilns at his Vermont Pottery, Robert has
Kilns Around the World built
by dozens of potters, with comments on their various kiln design
The section on
Kiln Books & Tips
may help those who contemplate building a kiln, or those
individuals interested in kiln design, construction of kilns and
Robert and Christine welcome visitors to their
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.