Esperanza High School (EHS) is in the process of building a new kiln in their ceramics studio with help from the school’s Aztec Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) Academy. A kiln is a a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying something, especially one for firing pottery.
Under the direction of AEM teacher, Jeff Wallace, students have started the construction on the kiln. Together with ceramics teacher, Kevin Kowalski, the Aztecs have designed and manufactured a very sturdy level base for the kiln.
As the next step, ceramic students stacked, cut, and shaved bricks to construct the walls of the new kiln.
“We hope to have an arch and door by the end of the school year,” Kowalski mentioned.