A masonry heater (or masonry
stove, ceramic stove, tile stove) is a device for
warming an interior space through radiant heating, by capturing the heat
from periodic burning of fuel (usually wood), and then radiating the
heat at a fairly constant temperature for a long period.
The technology has existed in
different forms, from back into the Neoglacial
and Neolithic periods! They can be designed with heated seats, ovens,
even hot plates for kettles. Maybe you're thinking of installing
one in your own
home and would like to learn how to undertake some of the
yourself? Or maybe you'd like to understand the theory and see how the
Martin Ruzicka from StoveMason.com
has kindly agreed to both design and teach this course at
Orchard Barn this summer. He will work
with a small number of students to teach us how they are made whilst at
the same time
undertaking the construction of a stove in the new Meeting Room at
Course dates: 9-13th July 2019
Seminar 9th July
Venue: Orchard Barn, Suffolk, IP14
One bursary place is available for
assistant. Please email Sarah
for more information.
Day One of the
course will also be a
Seminar Day. Seminar tickets are £110
photo shows a stove constructed by Martin in 2013.
masonry stove we
plan to build at Orchard Barn will be constructed from clay lump block.
back boiler will heat water that will heat underfloor heating in our
beaten earth floor. An extended flue will heat an oven and two clay
lump, sculpted seats.
stove will run off small dimension coppice
material and off-cuts from our construction projects. The thermal mass
of this stove will retain its heat for hours after firing.
part of its construction and learn how to make your own masonry stove! Can't come on the course, but would like to make a donation towards making it happen? We've set up a DONATIONS page to help with cost of materials. Thank-you.