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Posts Tagged ‘Woodfire’

Posted in Blog on January 23, 2015

Firing One Kiln for Mashiko Potters

I finally returned after 2 years after moving out of Japan to Mashiko and met with Hamada Tomoo-san, the grandson of Hamada Shoji, a National Living Treasure who made Mashiko well-known. Hamada Shoji collected many historical items. They made a Reference museum, the Sankokan, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on March 23, 2012

Return to Mashiko

Finally, I made it back to Mashiko. It was wonderful to see the rebuilt kilns from Matsuzaki Ken-san’s Anagama¬†http://youtu.be/2lDZDtb1KEM plus Noborigama http://youtu.be/DiGyWzCUmu8 and Hamada Tomoo-san’s Noborigama http://youtu.be/kUlcquYxWkQ and Salt ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 25, 2010

Spring firing at Kusakabe-san’

On April 14 I went to Kusakabe-san’s place to fire a wood kiln together and at the end at high temperature we threw salt into the kiln and got some beautiful results. Quite a small effective kiln and hardly any smoke. The fire box. View of the glow of the fi ... 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 March 5, 2008

NOLA Fired Up 2

Next day, I put the clay slurry with magazine paper on the in- and outside of the kiln. Thicker paper and with colors (the chemicals in the ink) on it make it more refractory. Around 3pm a group of high school kids from an NOCCA art center came to have a look and they helped me ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on March 5, 2008

NOLA Fired Up 1

On Wednesday, February 27, I arrived in New Orleans to participate in the NOLA Fired-Up Conference. I arrived at midnight. It is an easy city to drive in, so, I found my hotel alright in the French Quarter. It is an old city and where I’m building the kiln, the devastation ... 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

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