Bill Wilkey checks on his kiln

October 15, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Bill Wilkey feeds the wood-fired kiln behind the Melvin H. Marx Building, which is located near the MU Reactor. Wilkey, a graduate assistant with the MU Art Department, uses the kiln as one of the final steps to finish his pottery pieces. Wood firing is a traditional method for hardening clay where temperatures reach up to 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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