Dotzero is the wood-burning kiln I operate at my home in Loveland, Colorado. I built her during the 2020 lockdown. Dot is a "train" style kiln, known for balancing atmospheric effects with fuel economy. I tailored the design to altitude by enlarging the firebox and maximizing airflow throughout. 9" thick walls and 13" thick arches mean heat retention almost takes care of itself. With a little assistance, Dot is a low-drama kiln.
Dot's Inaugural Independence Day Firing took place June 28 - July 1, 2021. We burned almost 3 cords of walnut, elm, pine, and aspen to achieve cone 11+ in the front and cone 9/10 in the back over the course of 40 hours, then downfired for particular surface effects. Throughout the firing, the kiln always seemed ready to take off! It took a lot of patience to hold her back. And the results were like no kiln I've fired before.
If you're in the area and are interested in assisting a firing sometime, contact me.