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Saxon Clamp Kilns

The Anglo-Saxons made a lot of pottery using clay. They made pots for cooking, storage and burial rituals. Back in Saxon times they used something called a clamp kiln to bake their clay pottery.

They would start a fire in a previously dug ditch and build a structure over the top of it. Do you think you can build the structure as well as the Saxons? Why don't you have a go using our instructions below!

pdf icon Clamp Kiln Instructions [233kb]


Clamp kiln instructions