Using Pumice to Make Lightweight Ceramics in El Salvador
Damon Ogle, Aprovecho Research Center, March 31, 2003

Tilemaker in Central America making "baldosa" a floor tile.

Six pumice/clay bricks create an insulated combustion chamber

A kiln in El Salvador for firing bricks

Dread & Works Enterprises Improved Cookstove Producers
Chewe Lazarus, Lusaka, Zambia April 2006
Dread & Works Enterprises, Chewe Lazarus, Biomass Cookstoves Producer, Lusaka, Zambia April 2006

Ceramic stove components - chemical bonding of clays
Crispin Pemberton-Pigott, New Dawn Engineering, Swaziland April 2006

The Guatemala Stove Project
Tom Clarke

The Guatemala Stove Project (GSP) is a small group of North American volunteers that began working in response to a request for help from CEDEC, an indigenous non-profit group working in Guatemala's Altiplano (Western Highlands). CEDEC had identified the need for masonry cookstoves in the communities they serve, but residents lacked the human and material resources to build such stoves for themselves. The Guatemala Stove Project has been born out of this need.

Since those first six stoves in 1999, the GSP has expanded rapidly, building 25 stoves in 2000, 1995 in 2001, 535 in 2002. In the spring of 2003 the thousandth stove was built and now we have built over 3000 stoves.

Tom Clarke or Ali Ross
Guatemala Stove Project
RR# 4, Perth, Ontario,
Canada K7H 3C6

Five Stove Projects 2004, Ken Goyer, Aprovecho, October 2004

Durability of Insulating Bricks and Ceramic Stoves, Discussion September 2005

Henya Stove Update October 2005,Richard Henya Njagu, Kamangu Village, Kikuyu, Kenya, December 2005

A nice article on the stoves is here:

Richard Boyt, May 2003

Again, greetings from Pottershop Holler (old maps). Much of this was written under a week of tornado watches and warnings, but at this moment the sun is
brilliant and the sky a deep blue even to the horizons.

First, I want to thank the several people who have encouraged me to continue this journey.


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