The Kiln Book is a well-established classic in the field of kiln building. This 4th edition is a fully revised and updated version, bursting with colour images of kilns in all their various stages of construction. The most comprehensive book on kiln building available, all the essential information is provided on important basics such as all types of bricks, ceramic fiber, angle iron and other building materials, chimneys, kiln design and draft and fuel choice. It covers all kiln types including gas, wood, oil, electric and various combinations, as well as being packed with plans, drawings and advice. It gives you the details and the finer points which are crucial for those building more ambitious kilns. There are many other kiln books but none so comprehensive.
Fred Olsen has been a ceramic artist for over 40 years, and is very well established in the field, both in the UK and USA. He often demonstrates kiln building at Aberystwyth Ceramic Festival, as well as building kilns at many other conferences and workshops around the world and is generally regarded as the authority on kilns. He sells his own designed kiln kits to potters around the world. His first kiln book was published in 1973 and it has been continually revised and expanded since then.