Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wood Fire Workshop pics

Rand Heazlitt giving his "thumbs up" critique of the work from the big kiln. Even though the kiln was not completed, still requiring a layer of insulation, it reached high fire temperatures in the alotted time frame for the workshop.

Monday, March 26, 2007

More pots from the Freer

The gourd vase is Korean wood fired and is about 20" or 1/2 a meter in height. The other exmple is an old Chinese pot with Tortoise Shell

Gorgeous pots from the Freer

Above: Old Chinese white tenmokku. Below: Nice tea bowl with pine seedling design

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Field Trip to the Freer

These are just some of the images I took. You can view the entire Freer collection at their web site.


In this example the Rhodes #20 fired glossy with 'cicada wing' crazing. By Eric Hansen

view of foot

Teabowl wood fired at the Bluffs also made by Eric Hansen.

Friday, March 23, 2007

NCECA Pre Conference at the Bluffs, Corydon, Indiana

The NCECA Pre Conference event was held at Corydon, Indiana March 9-12 2007, on property owned by Rand Heazlitt called Indian Bluffs or simply 'The Bluffs'. He co-hosted the event with Stephen Driver (www.stephendriverwoodfiredpots.com/) and invited Chuck Hindes and Ron Meyer to lead the workshop. Among established potters participating were Karl Beamer, Rimas VisGirda, Natalie Warrens, Daniel Evans, Robert Moore, and Charles Hansen, to name just a few. Three wood-fired kilns were loaded and fired simultaneously: the mini anagama, the larger combination 2 chamber anagama/noborigama kiln, and a smaller catenary one-chamber salt kiln. Unloading took place in stages during the Louisville NCECA conference. The smaller anagama was finished with a reduction cooling. The glaze chamber of the larger kiln also reduced well. The salt kiln used 75# of salt.

Charles Hansen working bits of insulation into the door of the glaze chamber

The Big Kiln at the Bluffs

Cone 11 yet ?

Kansas City Style Teabowl in Rhodes #20

Kaname Takada Oribe went copper red in the glaze chamber 80 custer 20 whiting 5 copper + bentonite

An informal tea time