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Wood-Fired Kiln

Wood-Fired Kiln Built in Greenfield Village in April 2004, the kiln’s builder designed the kiln with a decorative twisting chimney.

The kiln's heat--a process called firing--is used to turn the potters clay creations into hard ceramic pieces.

This kiln can hold up to 300 clay objects at a time. Wood-Fired Kiln Each item is stacked carefully on top of each other. The kiln may take more than a day to reach the temperature necessary to turn the pottery shop’s clay creations into finished pieces. Since one firing takes about 18 hours, the potters must work in shifts during the firing process, keeping the fire at a constant temperature.

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