“ Type: Chiminea / Fire Pit „
Do you know what is behind of a clay chiminea? It really worth to take a look to it may be you’ll be as amazed as I am. The expertise and work required to manufacture a chiminea is simply unbelievable. First we need to figure out what kinds of clay are we going to use, then we add water. We start doing the mix dancing over the clay pushing it with our feet until we get perfect texture, moisture and consistence in order to start working. We make clay layers to place them into moulds, then we put all the moulds together and wait a few days until it's ready to take off the moulds. Here comes the hard part of our job. Each chiminea has a lot of water inside the clay and we need to let them dry. The water is going to gradually evaporate but we need to control evaporation rhythm. If this rhythm is fast a lot of cracks will appear and the chiminea will have to be recycled. On windy days we must cover them otherwise it will make a crack on them. In hot days we need to uncover them. After waiting 7 days the chiminea is completely dry and ready to be fired in the Kiln. Then we need to carry each chiminea (60 kilos each) and place it in to the kiln. Then the kiln man arrives. The kiln man is the guy who takes care of burning the kiln. He must be there for 5 hours. This guy's body temperature is above the average of most of the people due to his exposition to high temperatures and he can not take showers because it'll be harmful to his health. He needs to wait until his body temperature come down. Well... We are almost done. We need to wait until the kiln and the chimineas temperature comes down. We take off all the chimineas from the kiln. We check each piece very carefully in order to meet our quality standard. We paint them and ship them. The outcome is a wonderful art-craft that will be spreading heat in many summer nights in many homes around the world. The magic atmosphere that a burning chiminea creat
es is actually priceless. Try it share it with us. Thanks for reading. Sincerely, A craftsmen from Tlaquepaque, Mexico.
Chiminea Patio Heaters have been featured on many home and garden television programs and magazines and offer warmth to your outdoor parties, barbeques, patio and garden. Crafted in Mexico, these outdoor heaters are practical, burning wood and charcoal