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Posts Tagged ‘Firing’

Posted in Blog on April 19, 2009

Firing of the kiln

The firing started at 5pm in the evening and was done the next day at 6pm. We stoked a lot of wood. Here we stoke wood in the firebox from Kusakabe-san’s old house! Keeping track of the temperature. No smoke at all from the biggest chimney! Smokeless!!!! Finally, we add ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 17, 2009

The filling of the kiln

Kusakabe-san has 7 kilns on his site. This time we will fire part of an updraft built kiln. The work I threw yesterday is still too wet, but three plates from last year will be fired now. We put straw on and around the plate in the back. Straw has a high silica content which wil ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 2, 2008

10 year Anniversary Celebration of Dancing Fire Wo ...

The 10-year anniversary of the building of the Dancing Fire Wood Kiln at the Solano Community College was celebrated on September 23rd, 2008. This kiln was built by Masakazu Kusakabe and Marc Lancet and lots of other people. They describe the process of the building of this kiln ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on March 5, 2008

NOLA Fired Up 3

The Fire on the Mississippi banks of New Orleans, Louisiana, NOLA Fired-Up! It was a great success! Beautiful sculptural kilns and great fires all around! Filling up the paper clay “VASE KILN”. Closing of the kiln. Starting the fire. Fire from within. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 15, 2007

Sasukenei Kiln results

And now some results from the Sasukenei Smokeless kiln. My little pots were put any where in the kiln for certain fire/yohen effects. On this little Clover vase you see the fly ash deposits making a glaze on one side and on the other side the vitrification and starting of a glaz ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 15, 2007

Down Draft Wood kiln results

The internet works better,so, I’ll try again some pictures. Some pots from Euan’s Anagama, actually, down draft wood kiln. Read his essay about his kiln firing; website given underneath. The inside of this vase is covered with a Tenmoku glaze. On the outside, you see ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 15, 2007

Flying kiln results

I have terrible problems with the internet and so I will try just a couple of pictures each time. This wonderful vase was fired in the Flying kiln from Wali Hawes and was covered with the seaweed and scrub pads in a former blog. A lot of other chemicals were thrown in the kiln. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 9, 2007

Wood Firing Results

On Sunday morning, 3 kilns had cooled down enough to open them. Then we had them cool down a little more before taking out the pots. They were still very hot! Kusakabe-san’s kiln. This part of the chamber had lots of ashes on the pots. Great pots from the Sasukenei kiln. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 9, 2007

Wood Fire Salt Kiln

On Friday, the grounds and leveling for Steve’s salt kiln were being prepared and he started laying out and building his kiln in the pouring rain. He doesn’t use any mortar, so, you can easily take down the kiln. Building the flues. Steve built the floor on which th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 6, 2007

Down Draft Wood Kiln

Next day, we filled Euan’s kiln, but with all the pots we only filled it half way. So, Euan went home to get some more pots. So, this meant that there was not only bisqued ware (already fired one time and changed from clay into stone), but also greenware (clay never fired b ... Continue Reading

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