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Twenty Five Years Later

A story of twenty-five years firing my kiln... in pictures

Welded Kiln Frame, 1988

Bricking and welding, 1988

Layers of refractory insulation

Kiln door being bricked up

Kiln walls waiting for the arch top

Kiln roof Catenary Arch

Before the first firing

Before the first firing

One of the first loads of pottery: about all bowls

Gina Hutchinson my future wife and the mother of my children

Laboratory testing of a new forced air burner system, after switching the kiln from natural gas to propane more air was needed. So I used some soup cans and a bathroom blower fan. All I can say is I wish I would have gotten some pictures of these when they were burning.

Talk about blue jet flame..

Left: Before firing to 2300°

Right: After firing to 2300°

What are those colored sticks?

Alex Pratton, all grown up now

About ten years ago

Alex Pratton

About half the glazes I work with these days. All formulated by me.

Jessi Pratton about all grown up now

Jessi Pratton

The inspector Lorna Dillan-LaRoe December 1st 2012; my biggest collector

2012 Raining and firing

Kiln Opening December 1st 2012: Gina Pratton and me about to open the kiln door for the 24th year surrounded by our family and friends waiting to see what new treasures the world will find inside the kiln.

This story is to be continued...