The new kiln combines traditional brick building techniques with contemporary equipment. While the walls of most kilns are between 4 and 9 inches thick, the new kiln, nicknamed “Reclaim,” has walls that are 11½ inches thick. This extra girth is provided by an outer layer of hundred-year-old red bricks recovered from a building that was recently torn down. A range of glaze colors was developed in class and applied to this outer layer of bricks, giving the kiln its distinctive multi-colored jacket.
Bricks, more than a century old, were glazed by students to create a colorful and functional exterior wall for the “Reclaim” kiln.
via Faculty, students build new kiln from recycled materials | Penn State University.
Each club received a used medicine cabinet and two weeks to create something new. Participants created a number of things, including spice racks, nightstands and mail holders.
While on display, students voted for the best project and the top three organizations won prize money. The Pre-Med Club hosted an ice cream social, and the Wilderness Club held an activity for students to make key chains or jewelry from washers, paper and hemp cords.
“This event brings different student organizations together for a common purpose,” said Brock. ”We also raised over $200 for Habitat for Humanity of Hancock County.”
via Upcycling Competition Benefits Habitat for Humanity | UF Newsroom.