JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Rainy morning, bisque burn has to wait

This morning it was raining heavily. I was concerned that the clay in the joints would dissolve in the rain so I made the roof flat with two additional concrete blocks and then put a ridge of bricks and roof tiles on the top. On the top of the chimney I placed a bag.

It is possible to bisque burn when it is raining if just the goods get into the oven in a dry condition. Then when starting the fire the rain has no influence on the process. It is just that I have to control the temperature in the rain and that is not so nice. On the other hand it is warm in the neighborhood of the kiln so the rain does not matter so much either.

A good thing with rain is that it is much more fire safe. I would newer start heating the kiln if the land in the neighborhood was dry with risk for fire.

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.