Our new kilns have been certified! It was not that long ago that the kilns outside the Barnsdall Art Center (Residence A) supported both budding and highly accomplished ceramicists from around the City. Unfortunately along with the closure of the Park for the Master Plan capital work, Barnsdall’s famous kilns were also shuttered.
But bringing back the kilns has required purchase of new kilns and the construction of a new shed in the Park to house those kilns. That required money that the City did not have, so the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation raised $42,500 in donations to enable the project to proceed.
The construction of the kilns by the City was thanks to the personal efforts of Doc Ngiem.