The purpose of this book is to dispel any concerns that many people have over kiln building and give them the confidence needed to build their own kilns, thus saving money and giving themselves great satisfaction and a better understanding of the workings of a kiln. This book is a comprehensive guide to building kilns. Kiln Construction serves as a guide to kiln-building in a user-friendly way. It offers a thorough grounding in the basics and then examines three kilns in depth - brick by brick. These designs, showing gas, oil and wood-fired kilns, have been thoroughly tried and tested and are in regular use by well-known potters. Each of the kilns has diagrams and photos showing every step along the way. This comprehensive guide to building kilns contains not only information on kiln building including methods, materials, fuels and kiln furniture, but it is also filled with step-by-step illustrations and instructions showing every facet of the building process. It takes you through every stage of kiln construction brick by brick, making kiln building not only possible, but easy for all.
Joe Finch is a well-known potter from one of the leading families in British pottery. He is also particularly known for his successful kiln building. He frequently gives lectures and demonstrations on kiln building around the world.