Part 1 of the Journey is dismantling the old Soda Kiln. It has served us faithfully for over three years.
Breaking down the brick walls
Brick walls are gone!
Ripping up the floor (notice that the demolition crew is wearing respirator for the job? This is because the entire kiln is coated with soda carbonate from the years of firing. Soda is caustic and is harmful to the human body when breathed in)
The pile of bricks resulting from the demolition.
The steel cage/frame is gone.
Sweeping up the debris from the demolition.
All cleaned up -- now, ready for Part 2 of the journey. Building the new kiln.