Wednesday 19 September 2007


We made progress today, finishing off the fire boxes and the floor.

The damper is in the chimney and the walls are half way up.

Everyone is working really hard.

Sasase san has mastered the art of cutting bricks with a bolster now and is in charge of the chimney construction today.

There is mutual trust and a strong sense of team work, with the participants taking more and more responsibility as they become familiar with the process. By the end of the week they will have a wealth of skills and experience, reading to build their own kilns.

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