Siirretty: STRUCTURE

CLAY FROM BEGINNING TILL END


t’s quite amasing how a traditional tiled stove endures fire, heat and the repeated change of these two. When it heats up, its composition/structure expands and while cooling down it shrinks back. The tiles, fire and mortar of a tiled stove form an entirety, whose every component is made from the same tireless and elastic material, clay. As a material, clay is able to level and transfer heat steadily and for an extended period of time. Just a few sheet metal staples, iron thread and nails bundle the tiles together. Nothing else is needed. No cement, concrete or renovation mortar that are all short lived and unable to endure fire and the changes in heat. They simply don’t belong to traditional tiled stove.