The Birth of Another Bourry Box – So Excited!

Adrienne Gradauer and Zach Quinn, the owners of Smiling Cow Studios in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan are building a new wood kiln – a Bourry Box!  Zach came to Markus Boehm’s Workshop and left so excited.  He has only been back a week and look at the progress.  The pad, the first layer of cinder blocks and well, I will keep you posted on their progress.  This kiln is so sweet.  Hoping others will take advantage of Boehm’s environmentally friendly design:  smokeless, uses only a half cord of wood (or less if you have hardwood).  We got cone 14 flat in thirteen hours but, when we are not drying out the kiln, I believe it could be a little faster.  She is a rocket!  I would personally like to see if we can get the same results in 10.  Stay tuned/

Meanwhile, if you are out there and hankering to help someone build their kiln and you are in the area of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Google Smiling Cow Studio, and chat with Adrienne or Zach about helping.  And if you are in the area and looking for unique ceramics (or online), support this young couple.  They are very deserving.

Need a chimney built? Rebecca Wong from Vancouver can really swing a mallet. Helping out is Zach Quin, Smiling Cow Studio, Maple Creek Saskatchewan

It is Day 4.  The arch of the main chamber is up and cast.  Tomorrow there will be lots of welding and the chimney will go up while the lid to the firebox is cast…everything looks like it is a go for a firing on Thursday.  Fingers crossed!

If you are looking for a great kiln builder that knows the importance of using good materials so your kiln will last, the need to save the environment (less wood) and someone who can truly build a smokeless kiln, then look no further than Markus Boehm.