|I got my hat in Tipperary today|
I've got my Irish hat on these days - spending a month here to set up a workspace so I can make a few pots here in Ireland. I've got a 23 by 10-foot metal shed up and we're working on the concrete floor, insulation and electricity. It looks like an electric kiln may not be feasible, as I'd have to run a new service into the building, and that would cost more than $2,000, plus we'd have to pay a monthly service charge, even when we weren't here. So, I'm thinking about finding an old front-loading electric kiln and converting it to gas, or possibly even building a small kiln that could be fired with gas or wood. I was hoping I could get up and running using an electric kiln and be ready to make pots on our next trip in a year's time. So, while the kiln is on hold, I'll be searching Done Deals (an Irish classifieds publication) for a wheel and a slab roller, and getting the shed finished. I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck.
|Here's the inside of the shed, ready for final layer of concrete|
|Putting the final wheelbarrow load of stone into the shed|