I began learning how to build kilns in 1997-98 while working with Lisa Stinson at Louisiana Tech University. In the years following, I worked on many kiln projects with the intention to gain more knowledge and hands on experience. I started building kilns professionally in 2002 and have since built twelve kilns around the country.
My experience includes, sprung arch gas and soda kilns, catenary arch-Noborigama wood kilns, Bourry Box wood/salt kilns and car kilns.
My services include, kiln design and construction, project management and consultation. Please contact me for availability.
Gas/soda kiln for Suzanne Merner, Holouloa HI - 2014. Designed by Gerald Ben of Dovetail Design. Steel work by Ian Rodgers.
Gas car kiln for Jeremiah Donovan, Groton NY - 2018. Steel work by Sam Phillips.
Gas/soda car kiln for Robbie Lobell and Cook on Clay. Whidbey Island, WA - 2013. Steel work by Pat Manning.
Noborigama, catenary arch wood kiln for Kevin Ryan. Ellington CT - 2017.
Bourry Box wood/salt kiln for Rose Esson Dawson. Westport, MA 2013.