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Posts Tagged ‘Workshop Fantastic Fire’

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 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

Around the workshop

Thanks Steve, for all the work involved to organize this weekend! Thanks, George Guine for the delicious meal you cooked for us on Saturday night! We all had a great time! Total of all the pots fired. What an amount! And with wonderful results! Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 9, 2007

Throwing demo’s

Kusakabe-san, Euan and Wali gave a throwing demonstration during the workshop. “Play and do what feels good” “Use anything to shape your pots.” “Give a happy feeling to the pot”. Wali throwing nice and smooth bowls. Throwing of ... 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

Wali’s Flying Kiln

On Friday, Wali started to prepare his kiln and pasted with advertisement paper and wet clay. This kiln will be wood and charcoal fired. The pasting team: Swanica, Debbie, Jenny, Catherine and Pat and Nicole (hidden somewhere). My pot covered with seaweed and cleaning abr ... 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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