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.
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
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