Experimental open-air kilns using recycled materials

Dedicated to Alberto Cavallini, il Caba.

Over the past 10 years Alberto Cavallini and I have been lighting up piazza’s all over Italy with our Large, and peculiar crazy kilns, using alternative recycled material, built for home fun, or huge public performance. Our Chianti wine bottle kiln, a seemingly simple idea, has now been reproduced in various countries.

A new book has just been published called “Sustainable  ceramics“.  Alberto and I wrote a chapter for this book. Unfortunately, Alberto passed away before the book was released. We wrote about our performance kilns built with recycled materials I.e chianti wine bottle kiln.