The firing takes place in a four chambered climbing wood-fuled kiln. Between 30 to 40 hours are required to complete the firing process. The pieces that are placed nearest the flame source accumulate layers of ashes from the burning wood. The ashes melt into a natural glaze as the temperature reaches its maximum. Additional color is achieved as the flames go past and through the forms, drawing oxides and impurities to the surface of the clay. I enjoy seeing the effects of the fire and flamed recorded on the surface of the form. This is how the living fire leaves it's signature on my work.

The kiln is of original design and construction. The wood used as fuel is a free bi-product of a local recycling industry. I strive to keep the process as low tech as feasible without sacrificing the quality of the final result.