About Pyromasse: Qualifications and Experience
Marcus Flynn has worked continuously in the field of masonry heater and cookstove construction in Quebec for over 25 years.
On site in Moskitia. Click image to view article 'Moskitia Field Notes' documenting the use of a traditional form of cookstove in several Miskito communities in the upper reaches of the Wangki River Valley.
Though primarily self-taught, he has, and continues to be, inspired, encouraged, and assisted by the monsters of the North American field: Albert Barden, Norbert Senf, and Eric Nilsen.
- Workshop: Haliburton Ontario 2013.
Object; Construction of pizza oven with Alex Chernov.
- Field Trip Argarkovo, Russian Federation 2009.
Object; Construction of Teplushka with Alex Batsulin.
On site in Russia. (See article: Krestianskaya Teplushka, about the construction of a Teplushka and cookstove at a craft centre in the hamlet of Agarkovo, about 75 km West of Moscow, in English and Russian.)
- Workshop: St Adolph de Howard. Quebec, Canada 2008
Object: Assembly of The Heat Kit, with Norbert Senf.
- Field trip: Anjou and Provence. France 2002.
Object: Inspection of the Fayol and Munoz oven factories, and local bakeries.
- Field trip: Tain L'Hermitage, Drone France. 2001.
Object: Instruction in the assembly of Panyol ovens. Investigation of traditional community ovens in Drone and Ardesh.
- Field trip: Helsinki, Â Finland. 2001.
Object: Contact with local heater masons. Inspection of the Upo factory in Lappi.
- Workshop: Truckee, California USA. 2000.
Object: Working with soapstone as a facing material.
Instructor: Eric Nilson.
- Field trip Minsk, Belarus Republic, 1995
Object: Contact with local heater masons, acquisition of literature and plans
- Field trip: Slusk and Bolshiusliva, Belarus Republic, 1994
Object: Research pertaining to traditional Russian Pitch-ka and Groop-ka
- Workshop: Port Colburn, Ontario, Canada, Tempcast Enviroheat manufacturing plant, 1994
Object: Construction of Tempcast 2000 Prefabricated core kit
- Workshop/field trip, Emmaboda Smalland, Sweden, 1992
Object: Traditional stove tiling techniques, construction of antique Kakelung, and Crownspisen's modern prefabricated Kakelung
- Workshop: Maine, USA, 1992
Object: Construction of Finnish-style cook stove
Instructor: Albert Barden.
Aesthetic brickwork: particular interest in the early Art Deco design period of the 1920s.
A 9 foot high contraflow heater and cookstove. Both heater and cookstove use the same chimney flue. The local facing brick were made in 1900 and the hand painted tiles 1910 in Catalunia. Click to view in Portfolio: Masonry Heaters with Cookstoves
Pyromasse associates with the anarco-communist principals of social revolution.
On The Road To Compostella. Click image to view article describing masonry heater construction on the upper floor of a barn in a small hamlet in the Massif de Megal Haute Loire, about 2 km from the ancient pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostella. (In english and in russian.)