For more than a decade I have travelled Ontario to have my work fired in other potters' kilns.  In 2017, along with a good friend and fellow potter Emma Smith, we built our own wood kiln.   ‘Queen Anne’ sits on a parcel of lush farmland just outside of Jerseyville. She was built with funds generously donated through a kick starter campaign.

It has taken over a year to feel like the construction of this kiln is complete. It has been hard back breaking work but the end result has been more than work it. Our kiln is a tube style kiln with a firebox that sits lower than the ware chamber. This style of kiln allows us to have a large coal bed without it flowing into the pots. This maximizes stacking space and promotes flame movement through the whole kiln.