Last week we started building our long talked about anagama kiln. We had a great crew with a variety of experience acting under the direction of Scott Parady and Nick Schwartz. During the seven day workshop students excavated and leveled the foundations, laid the floor, build the floor, firebox, walls, arch form, base of the stack, and got about a third of the way through the arch. There is still plenty to do at the moment and we are working on the kiln bit by bit with the goal of firing in early January. The kiln itself will have a ware chamber that is around 20 in depth with a maximum width and height of around 4.5 feet. There is a secondary chamber being built into the stack to help reduce smoking. We will update photos as we continue to work on the kiln.