Robert and Christine welcome visitors to their
Besides the six kilns at his Vermont Pottery, Robert has
Kilns Around the World built
by dozens of potters, with comments on their various kiln design
Kiln Books & Tips
may help those who contemplate building a kiln, or those
individuals interested in kiln design, construction of kilns and
in the second chamber of the Noborigama kiln
is a unique
method of glaze application.
The clay is glazed by sodium vapors
in the kiln at the Vermont Pottery, rather than by a coating of glaze minerals. Salt
Glazing is achieved by
introducing salt into a specially designed kiln at high temperatures: (above
2200 degrees F).
The Noborigama kiln
is a demanding process requiring intensive labor
in both preparing the wood
and firing the kiln.
Robert's large wood fired kiln, a Noborigama design,
for 42 hours,
and burns up to six cords of wood.
Stoking is done
every 3-8 minutes.