Making Charcoal

Was introduced to this ritualistic process through the film 'La Quattro Volte ('. The making of the charcoal seems very calm and slow. The house forms that are created to produce the charcoal in are inspirational and beautiful.

I have recently been trying to make my own ash in an outside kiln, inside a saggar, but am not getting vast quantities, which I need. But the pure ash is very beautiful to look at, but when touched the shapes disappear.