The salt kiln.
Construction of the 7000 brick kiln began in 2001 and was completed in 2003. The kiln is fired once or twice a year.
Feeding salt into the fire.
It takes about 30 hours to fire, 5 cords of firewood per firing and a crew of people thru the night.
Wood-fired salt kiln firing.
The Dragon is removed from the chimney top to open it's fire to the sky.
The salt kiln is made up of over 7000 hard bricks, and is only fired once a year. It burns 5 cords of wood and holds about 300 pots.
To get beautiful results, the firing takes 30-35 hours, at a temperature of 2400.