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 9-10 over a firing of 24 hours and is then reduction cooled for another 5-6 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 me to reserve a spot in an upcoming firing, or with questions about Clay, glazes and slips to use in the firing.
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. The total Firing will last for around 30 hours including the down firing process. We will divide the work stoking the kiln into 5 hr shifts. The Unloading will be the following Thursday when the kiln is cool. We will clean all kiln shelves and sweep out the kiln firebox for the next firing.
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