We paired off as only one of us could take home the kiln... so it was suggested that we paired with someone who didn't want to take it home. I didn't. First of all, I was doubtful that I could build a kiln... or at least one that worked. Then it was going to be fairly large and use 75-100 lbs of clay and I knew that I couldn't very well transport this large a piece. Even carrying around 25 - 50 lb bags of clay is almost impossible for me (and I used to think I was a pretty strong person).
Anyway, we were told that we could build it to look like just a kiln (which most of us did) or we could build it to look like anything we wanted. Wimps that we are, my partner and I just built one that looks like a kiln.
|our sad little kiln|
Then... the ones that survive the firing will all be tested by heating up all together on the campus lawn with wood or coal and only then we will see which ones actually work. They will only hold a few pieces of clay so even if they do work, they can't do quantity. But non-the-less, the fancy ones will make great lawn art (maybe filled with plants?)