Last fall, after the retreat/artist
the Blue Ridge Parkway), we decided to build a raku
building just about any kiln is very expensive, and
because of space
limitations, we searched for a small, low-cost
alternative. What we got
is also very portable, and very very fast.
We highly praise our little "Rocky
Kiln. It is
very efficient, inexpensive, portable and its
perfect for the potter
who wants to experiment with Raku firing. It can
also be used as a test
kiln for Raku potters (to test glaze and clay
We fired nearly 600
ornaments and pins, several taller pieces (up to
12" tall and 7" wide),
and about a hundred smaller pieces produced by the
students of the
Wednesday (now on Mondays) evening pottery class.
All of the firings used only one 40lb
tank of propane.