How to make Sri Lanka’s anagi II stove
Second pot protrests
Carving tool ( steel blade, wood handle)
Knife (hacksaw blade
Hard wood or bamboo stick
Bucket of water
Throwing the three main pieces
The three main pieces: the firebox, the tunnel, and the second pothole, are thrown on a
pottery wheel by a skilled potter. The traditional hand-turned Sri Lankan wheel can be used
with or without an assistant to turn the wheel, depending on the strength of the potter.
Treadle wheels, such as those introduced by the Department of Small Industries, have also
been used with success.
With either wheel, a wooden throwing pallet must be attached to the wheel and the pieces
thrown on the pallet. The exception is the tunnel piece, which is cut and lifted from the
wheel (or pallet), pressed into an oval and set to stiffen on a shelf. The larger pieces must
only be moved on the pallet to prevent distortion.
It is recommended that the potter throws the fireboxes in the morning and the tunnels and
the second potholes in the afternoon. The smaller pieces will stiffen more quickly than the