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Posts Tagged ‘Kiln’

Posted in Blog on November 22, 2009

The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop

For 3 days I participated in The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop featuring IKUZO FUJIWARA and coordinated by Steve Tootell, ceramic art and performance art director from the International School of The Sacred Heart in Tokyo and facilitated by Euan Craig, a Mashiko woodf ... Continue Reading

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 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 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 October 22, 2007

Furuki-san

This is Furuki-san and his wife, Hiroko-san from the International Tougei Club in Mashiko. Some assistants, who help you and everybody with anything all day long: Kenji-san and Unno-san and Kim-san. x Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 20, 2007

Fantastic Fire Workshop in Mashiko

I am back again in Mashiko preparing for the Fantastic Fire workshop. Rob Muylaert, also a Dutch participant, visited me in Kamakura and together we came earlier to make pots for the firings. This is Rob and Swanica at the wheel at the International Tougei Club from Furuki-san ( ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on March 6, 2007

Oil Kiln Firing

On Saturday, I did my first oil kiln firing in the kiln from Mr.Sato. This is the motor with the flu. Here you can adjust the amount of oxygen, so the oil will burn well and to its fullest. When you see black smoke coming out of the chimney, you increase the air/oxygen. You al ... Continue Reading

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