University of Montevallo Anagama Kiln
The University of Montevallo's Anagama kiln is a 40-foot long woodfire kiln built primarily out of brick. It is one of the few kilns of its kind in the United States. The kiln is typically fired twice a year as part of the university's ceramics classes.
Backstory and Context
The kiln has one chamber, and most of the pieces are fired in the middle and back sections of the chamber. However, some pieces may be placed in other parts of the kiln in order to achieve certain effects. The kiln reaches 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit and must be watched and maintained at all times during the 100-hour firing process.
Meyer, Scott. Ceramics I: Anagama Firing. 4 Apr. 2018, University of Montevallo. Class lecture.