Shiro OTANI Anagama

Shigaraki, Japan

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Basic kiln shape

Wall and door joint


Creating kiln steps


Kiln step detail




Almost completed steps


Final step into flue


Creative flue path to existing chimney


Beginning the arch form


Tied back bamboo for desired curve


Blocked in arch support form


Launching arch by tilting bricks at skew line


Bracing the form

Beginning front form

Completed front form

Completed support form

Laying Up the Brick Arch - Page Two