Tyler Park Arts Wood Kiln The Tyler Park Arts Manabigama (Japanese for "beautiful learning kiln") is a single chamber wood kiln designed to be efficient, and give beautiful results. The kiln reaches Cone 10 over a firing of 24 hours. A diverse range of atmospheric and ash glaze effects are achieved in this relatively short firing time. Community firings are split into “Shares”. One share is 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work. Contact Nathan Willever to reserve a spot in an upcoming firing, or with questions about Clay, glazes and slips to use in the firing.
Clay Type: All clay must be made from Cone 10Stoneware or Porcelain. Recommended clays are Laguna B-Mix Wood, 750 and Standard Clays 119, 508, 437 Limit Per Firing: 8 full shares, 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work per share. Shifts: Participants must sign up for shifts stoking the kiln during glazing on Friday, or Saturday as the kiln is being loaded. Firing Supervisor: Nathan Willever will lead firings and instruct glazing, loading the kiln and stoking patterns. Provided with your share: Flashing Slip, Glazes, Wadding, Cones, Wood, Firing leader. Price: 180$ per full share 90$ per half share.
To sign up for a firing, or to get information about the kiln, contact Nate. After signing up you can pay online or write a check to Tyler Park Arts.
Private Rental of the Full Kiln: The kiln can be rented out for a firing by your group, art center or college. The price is 1500$ and includes Flashing Slip, Glazes, Wadding, Cones, Wood and the Firing leader. We ask for a 400$ security deposit when signing up for a date. Pease contact Nathan Willever at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a firing date.
Firing Schedule: Participants may glaze and wad work the Friday before the firing. Loading the Kiln will begin 9AM. The door should be closed up by 3 and we will start firing at that time. We will start with a small camp fire, and build a coal bed. Firing will last for around 24 hours and we will divide the work stoking the kiln into 2 hr shifts. The Unloading with be the following Thursday when the kiln is cool. We will clean and wash the kiln shelves and sweep out the kiln firebox for the next firing.
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