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"The Mobile Anagama" wood fired kiln on a trailer will embark on a national tour exploring ceramics as community activism!
48 backers pledged $3,106 to help bring this project to life.

And We're Off!

Posted by Henry Crissman (Creator)
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Hello Friends!

My apologies for the lack of updates, it has been an absolute marathon to get this kiln rolling down the road. If you're not already, please keep up with the project on Instagram for a more step-by-step picture-by-picture perspective! 

Here are a few from pictures from the most momentous events:

The first firing of the kiln was held as a finally to the Summer Ceramics Programs here at Alfred University, and it works fantastically!
The first firing of the kiln was held as a finally to the Summer Ceramics Programs here at Alfred University, and it works fantastically!
We reached our goal temperature (2400) throughout the kiln in 8 hours with a minimal amount of wood. It is fast, efficient, smokeless and perfectly suited for urban or other non traditional locations.
We reached our goal temperature (2400) throughout the kiln in 8 hours with a minimal amount of wood. It is fast, efficient, smokeless and perfectly suited for urban or other non traditional locations.
The kiln cooled in eight hours as well, meaning that the time from loading to unloaded was less then 24 hours! This speed also increases it's ability to fire in urban suituations AND the results from it look great as well!
The kiln cooled in eight hours as well, meaning that the time from loading to unloaded was less then 24 hours! This speed also increases it's ability to fire in urban suituations AND the results from it look great as well!
Here's a sneak peak of a couple of the cups from the first firing… Backers get excited!!! :)
Here's a sneak peak of a couple of the cups from the first firing… Backers get excited!!! :)
Following the first firing there was some work to be done, but on Tuesday the 29th my tour partner Dan Totten and I tried to set out on our journey with our planned first stop in Detroit, MI at Pewabic Pottery...
Following the first firing there was some work to be done, but on Tuesday the 29th my tour partner Dan Totten and I tried to set out on our journey with our planned first stop in Detroit, MI at Pewabic Pottery...
About an hour in a series of very avoidable and unfortunate events that were not my fault occurred, resulting in a broken axle. Spirits were down and we thought the trip was over...
About an hour in a series of very avoidable and unfortunate events that were not my fault occurred, resulting in a broken axle. Spirits were down and we thought the trip was over...
But after a hard day of work yesterday to replace the axle and repack for the tour, we're about to hit the road agin with plans to fire in Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, and North Carolina before returning home!
But after a hard day of work yesterday to replace the axle and repack for the tour, we're about to hit the road agin with plans to fire in Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, and North Carolina before returning home!

I would try to recap more completely what all of the successes and unexpected challenges that have happened over the last month, but I'm about to head out the door for our new first stop in Indianapolis with AMACO and a group of grads from IU Bloomington, and my girlfriend wants me to make her Pancakes…

***Backer Stuff***

If you're expecting to hear from me with a survey or additional information regarding your rewards (That's basically all of you) that will be coming before the end of the month. So please, hold tight and thank you for your patience. :)

Thank you again and again for making this possible!

Wish us luck!!!

-Henry C

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