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Ceramics Faculty and Students Design and Build New Kiln from Recycled Materials

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Kiln built from recycled materials

In the rush to embrace the latest technologies, we can easily overlook the potential in discarded and surplus materials. Students and faculty in the Ceramics area of the School of Visual Arts have explored this potential by constructing a new ceramic kiln that is made up almost entirely of recycled components.

Students in the course "Kiln Building and Glaze Formulation," taught by Tom Lauerman, researched, designed and built an efficient natural gas kiln capable of reaching temperatures in excess of 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. For the full story, click here.