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Groundhog at the North Carolina Pottery Center
Groundhog at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Groundhog mid-firing.

This groundhog was built smaller than traditionally made in North Carolina for the NCPC to run workshops and do quicker firings. For me this was perfect - a kiln load being smaller and a firing shorter using less wood meant I could fire more often learning more and more about wood kilns.

The kiln in the background is a Noborigama style wood-kiln with two chambers and a fire box in front. This style kiln was popular in towns in Japan where a family would often have a chamber for their wares and kilns could be over 20 chambers in length.

Two different styles of kilns built for different styles of pottery with different resources but both offering great tools for firing work.