Monthly Archives: December 2011

Recent finds, antiques.

I didn’t get to go to the antiques auction I usually go to last month. I did this month and here are the items I will be putting on my Etsy store. It may seem like an oddball selection but … Continue reading

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Japanese antiques, 12-17-2011

Urushi, Kenzan, and Sue. The gold covered lacquer bowls are from the Edo period, 60,000 yen a piece if you like. The first thing I thought of was “Narikin” The green lacquer is also from the Edo period. The youngest … Continue reading

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Firing preparation.

I am preparing to fire my noborigama. The following video and photos are of me applying iron underglaze. I like chance and to not have complete control over the outcome which is why I do it like it shows in … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with the white makeup man.

I wrote a while ago about getting scammed on Etsy. https://nanbanceramics.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/etsy-adventure/ If you look at the bottom of the post you will see a comment by a guy who sells white ‘geisha’ face makeup who is based in Osaka. The … Continue reading

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Test firing

I just finished a test firing. I am mainly interested in the clay for the ash glaze. I only fired 15 bowls. The white and blackĀ  bowl with the underglaze picture is fun. I made about 10 black and white … Continue reading

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Test firing, new book

I finished making all the bowls I planned, about 1,100 or so. I will now do a test firing to see if my glazes will fit these clays. I mixed a new type of clay for my ash glaze and … Continue reading

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