Old is New Again!!!
|The small shed where the kiln was housed|
|The amazing feat-2000+pounds of kiln!|
I am very excited about a "new" old kiln I recently purchased...it is smaller than anything I have used in the past, but I'm sure I will adjust to a new and different cycle of making work and firing it. Instead of working and waiting sometimes for months to fire new pieces, I will be able to fire and see results in 7-10 days...if not sooner. I rented a u-haul and drove down to Cape Cod, had a forklift pick the kiln up (all 2000+pounds of it) and load it into the truck. I drove the 6 hours back to Maine, where I hired another couple of guys with tractor and forks, along with a lift truck to pull it off the truck and position it on the concrete pad! It was all very exciting, and a bit anxiety producing at the same time. Alas, now I need to build a roof to protect the kiln from the elements, and I will be off and running! It is a small alpine- with a swing door.....no need to brick the door up after each load! I am anxious to fire it, but am running out of time before winter. So, I may have to wait- we'll see! Here are a few photos of getting the kiln onto the u-haul-
|Moving down the alley|
|On the truck!|