In the life of our company we have built two, natural gas, down draft, high-fire, kilns. The first kiln we built was before I had ever even fired a kiln, and before we had actually started Mountain Arts Pottery. We were just beginning to make pottery and had obtained an order from Yellowstone National Park. I needed a kiln. I couldn't afford to buy one so we built it. This was before YouTube tutorial, so I bought "Olson's Book on Kilns" to show me how to start. I have had many people ask, when they knew that we had built our kiln, if it wasn't a difficult process -- as if this were some sort of brain surgery. Fortunately, I didn't know at the outset that it could be a tricky process. I saw it as just building a big brick oven and I figured if someone else had built one, there should not be a problem for us to build one for ourselves. We built it in the backyard of our house in downtown Bozeman and used it there for over 23 years.
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