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Fire Magic Symposium 2001
Fred Olsen's concept for the Fire Magic kiln

Fred Olsen
Kilns designs for Fire Magic kiln

"My fascination for expanding the look of kilns and sculptures has become very important to me. Every time I see architectural structures, like the famous Pueblo church at Taos, New Mexico and the Makovecz church in Paks, Hungary, I imagine them as possible kiln designs", says Fred Olsen, speaking in his world Famous Kiln Book.

"These two buildings lend themselves to becoming a kiln and I shall use their inspiration to create my next kiln for the Fire Magic Symposium. The fascination is how to build them, how to fire them and how to solve the problems to make them work."

< Church at Paks, designed by Imre Makovecz

"Approaching kin designs as a sculptural statement or composition may expand the way we all perceive kilns and the possibilities that are within reach to send kilns into the new century".

> Olsen's Fire Magic kiln.
Drawing by Csilla Szilagyi







Fred Olsen's "The Kiln Book" is available from Krause Publications,
700 E. State Street, Iola, Wi 54990-0001, USA
ISBN 0-87341-910-3