BACKYARD KILNS is a fully illustrated E-Book on Kiln Building, written in Adobe Acrobat, a format that allows this E-Book to be accessed by any Computer system provided it has a copy of Acrobat Reader loaded.
Acrobat Reader is a free utility available to download from the Adobe Website, and often to be found on the free CDs handed out by Computer Magazines.
My focus with this project has always been the Potter like myself who likes to plough his or her own furrow, and who, although welcoming help from friends with firings, prefers not to have to rely on a team in order to get their work finished.
This E-Book contains many photographs and drawings, almost all of which can be enlarged by the click of a mouse, making them very easy to examine closely.
Initially there is just the one design, which is a development of the Brick Kiln to be found on the Firing Courses Page on this Website. This has been thoroughly tested in several locations, and has proved very efficient indeed, reaching very high temperatures, and capable of being fired both quickly and very slowly, and leaving a virtually ash-free firebox at the end!
Steve's family would like to share his E - Book as a free download so that other pottery enthusiasts can benefit from his acquired knowledge. Alternatively you can print a copy from the pdf embedded below.