Former Keynote/Presenter I built a Bourry Box kiln in 2005 to fit my postage stamp house and yard. I wanted to minimize my impact on the environment by using wood from my neighborhood that would otherwise be taken to the landfill. I limit the smoke emissions from the kiln with an eye toward my neighbors who are 5 feet from my chimney, and the Elementary School that is half a block away. I have learned how to use all my senses to assess the process. I have been firing my kiln solo for almost five years now. I figured out how to do this and not abuse my middle aged body. I am experiencing the blossoming of my own voice in clay through this totally immersive art practice.