Woodfire Kiln Building 2007-2008

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel Oke (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Stephen Robison

Abstract: In the Summer of 2007 Stephen Robison and Rachel Oke determined that there was a need for a wood fire kiln in the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Art Deparment. The reason for this was that the current facilities did not provide students with a well-rounded experience of firing their pottery. Firing ceramics in a wood fired kiln is a time-honored method of firing pieces that date back to the roots of ceramics. Although gas and electric kilns were readily available for firing there were no traditional kilns, such as a wood fire kiln, available for student usage. It was decided that a Train Kiln, developed by John Neely, would be the most efficient design, a budget was settled on and construction was begun in Summer Session II of 2007. Construction was complete in the fall of 2007 and the kiln was cured and fired on November 1st 2007. The UNCP Train Kiln is now available for student usage in the sculpture yard of UNCP Art Department.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2008
Woodfire Kiln, Traditional Kiln, Electric Kiln, Woodfiring, Ceramics, Pottery, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Art Students,

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