In southern Britain, coppice was traditionally hazel, hornbeam, beech, ash or oak, grown amongst oak or sometimes ash or beech standards. These coppices provided wood for many purposes, especially charcoal which before coal was economically significant in metal smelting. A minority of these woods are still operated for coppice today, often by conservation organisations, producing material for hurdle-making, thatching spars, local charcoal-burning or other crafts.

In southern Britain, coppice was traditionally hazel, hornbeam, beech, ash or oak, grown amongst oak or sometimes ash or beech standards. These coppices provided wood for many purposes, especially charcoal which before coal was economically significant in metal smelting. A minority of these woods are still operated for coppice today, often by conservation organisations, producing material for hurdle-making, thatching spars, local charcoal-burning or other crafts.

Africa | Preparing the Kiln. Preparing to fire pottery the traditional Venda way at Mashamba Pottery Factory. The women pile a variety of pots together, surrounding them with scrap sheet metal and wood, which increases the firing temperatures to a sufficient heat to properly fire the pots. They burn for about 6 hours and then the metal is removed, revelaing new pots. Limpopo, South Africa | © Lauren Barkume

Africa | Preparing the Kiln. Preparing to fire pottery the traditional Venda way at Mashamba Pottery Factory. The women pile a variety of pots together, surrounding them with scrap sheet metal and wood, which increases the firing temperatures to a sufficient heat to properly fire the pots. They burn for about 6 hours and then the metal is removed, revelaing new pots. Limpopo, South Africa | © Lauren Barkume

Carol Ohl's kiln in Holmes County, Ohio......I built  the kiln in 2003

Carol Ohl's kiln in Holmes County, Ohio......I built the kiln in 2003

Build a Wood-Fired Kiln and Shed to support a sustainable model of ceramics and continue a living tradition of craft and community.

Build a Wood-Fired Kiln and Shed to support a sustainable model of ceramics and continue a living tradition of craft and community.

Photo of Tim Hurn and his Anagama kiln from "Country" by Joseph Conrad, UK

Photo of Tim Hurn and his Anagama kiln from "Country" by Joseph Conrad, UK

My porcelain Bones soaked in soda ash on kiln washed shelf awaiting anagama loading. Roger Jamison community

My porcelain Bones soaked in soda ash on kiln washed shelf awaiting anagama loading. Roger Jamison community

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