Barbara Reeley and Dennis Smith are continuing with an ABOVE AND BEYOND Bruno Wood Kilnstarter. The goal is to raise the next $10,000 towards building “Bruno” which will cost about $20,000.
The project involves a 20′ x 20′ concrete pad, kiln shed, and a cone 10 Bourry Box Wood Kiln.
The kiln is being named “Bruno” after Bruno LaVerdiere who donated the hard and soft brick, metal frame and car & track from his sculpture kiln. (About Bruno Laverdiere)
Donations are in increments of $100. Below is a list of “gifts” for your donation.
All donations can be called into or made in person at Northeast Ceramic Supply, 10 Monroe Street, Troy, NY (518) 274-2722.
$100 Bruno Donor Tile & $100 in firing
$200 Tile, 50 lb. clay & $200 firing
$300 Tile, 50 lb. clay, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $300 firing
$400 Tile, 100 lb. clay, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $400 firing
$500 Tile, 100 lb. clay with glazing, Wood Fired Reeley Vase & $500 firing
$1,000 All the above plus a one year MCW Membership
There will be a “Bruno Gala” for all donors before the first wood firing.
The Donor “Bruno” Tile will be a handbuilt tile created by Barbara Reeley with a carved abstract drawing of the wood kiln “Bruno” and the name of the person(s) donating.
The Vase will be a wheelthrown vase by Barbara Reeley which will be bisque fired and then fired in our inaugural Bruno firing.
Additional SURPRISE BONUSES will be given when the following goals are reached:
$10,000 – reached!!
If you have any questions please call (518-669-5296) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Barbara Reeley.
The kiln shown below is an example of a Bourry Box Kiln built by Fred Olsen in 1998.