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How To Make & Use Gas Fired Kilns

By Chris Barnes (Print Version)

The deluxe edition of this book which is printed on higher quality card for the cover, and heavier paper for the book block. It is a distillation of everything I know about making and operating gas fired kilns.


• Pages: 136 full colour
• Cover: Paperback
• Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4" - 15.24 x 0.81 x 22.86 cm
• ISBN-13: 978-1838288907
• Publisher : Mud House (26 Nov. 2020)


This limited edition is printed on 170gsm Silk paper with 300gsm Silk card cover, heavier than the Amazon print on demand version. It has better colour reproduction too. I am now taking pre-orders on this book, at a special price which matches the Amazon version of £15.99. It is due to be delivered on the 7th January 2021. The price will go up to £19.99 at the end of February when this promotion ends.


"Gas Fired Kilns is for people who want to move beyond electric kilns and take their pottery making to the next level. Live flames bring the magic of reduction firing, raku, saggar and soda firing within reach. A clean firing gas kiln is a cost effective alternative to buying an electric kiln, and it has much more to offer the ceramicist. Gas can also be used in urban areas where wood firing is prohibited. With the emphasis on practical innovation and clear explanation, this book gives step by step guidance for making three types of gas fired kiln, including an electric kiln to gas conversion, each with a detailed description of how it is fired. In addition to kiln plans and information on the types of burners to use, there are chapters on how to get the best from your gas firings. Finally there are glaze recipes to try, that exploit the capabilities of live flame firing.

The book has numerous technical drawings and photographs to illustrate the kiln builds. With Gas Fired Kilns providing conceptual insight and suggesting practical approaches, the reader will have the confidence to take the next step on their journey into ceramics."

- Chris Barnes


"This book does not attempt to give all possible kiln designs but gives sufficient information to design and build a practical kiln. The few alternative books are much more difficult to negotiate. Overall it is clear and well written and the enthusiasm of the author is infectious. I would certainly recommend it."

- Roger Bell

The book is also available via print on demand from Amazon
External link to the book page on Amazon

Published by Mud House
ISBN: 978-1-8382889-0-7

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