It took a year and a half and a team of potters to completely dismantle Teruo Hara’s kilns at the Japanese House. The potters took apart the kilns, brick by brick, and plan to rebuild them in southern Virginia. Mr. Hara had built a large gas kiln and a small wood fired kiln.
And now we’ll begin to rebuild the kiln house as a studio, part of the planned artists/writers’ retreat.
The Large Kiln
The Small Kiln
Inner Layers of the Large Kiln
Dismantling Nears Completion
Photos by Matthew Grimes, lead potter in the dismantling process