About the project
Flash & Ash is a passion project created and run by me, Any Guelmann.
The idea to create a list of wood-fired kilns came out of my own need, when I first started wood firing, to find workshops and connect with kiln owners .
Realizing I wasn't the only one looking where and with whom to fire, the plan evolved from a simple list into a hub of information about wood kilns all over the world.
I began to outline the concept and design the website in 2019. After a pandemic hiatus, in 2022 the project took off.
Building the website and learning to manage data that I hope will grow to thousands of entries has been a huge time commitment, a slow but rewarding process. Now, with the help of many wood-firing friends, I'm in the final stages of testing and populating the database, and getting ready to put the directory on the air. If you own or manage a kiln, please go ahead and submit an entry at the link below (one entry for each kiln).
I personally cover all expenses, and I intend to keep the directory entirely free. To help me do that, you can:
How Flash & Ash works
How are kilns added to the directory?
Through research, word of mouth, and submissions.
To add a kiln, go here. There is no cost.
What information is displayed?
Privately-owned kilns are listed only by city, unless the owner has authorized the disclosure of the exact address.
Kilns whose location is widely known, such as those at schools and art centers, are listed with their full address.
Can an entry be edited or removed?
Sure thing. Please send me your name and the information you'd like to edit.
Is there a map?
Flash & Ash will operate as a text directory for the foreseeable future. For an interactive map, go to Simon Levin's kiln map.
can I support the Project?
Thanks for asking, and yes! See the blue box above, and don't forget to share: