About meI write about Japanese ceramics, Japanese antiques and Japan. I have been making and selling ceramics and antiques full time in Japan since 1994. Read more here
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I have finished loading the first part of the second room. Very slow this time. There are 8 levels of shelves, 3 shelves per level, about 10 pieces on each shelf so 8*3*10 = 240 pieces for this stack.
Here is how far I have gotten in loading the next firing. I have 2 feldspar glazes. The one marked ‘new feld’ is one I mixed up from my usual recipe. The one marked ‘old feld’ is the same recipe … Continue reading
Here are some new bowls out of my noborigama.
This video shows the first step in repairing blistered glaze, For more on this technique see http://www.kintugi.com/
Here is my newest piece. It is a wood fired kohiki piece with gold leaf over red lacquer.
I am doing a small test firing to try to figure out what to do with the first room of my kiln. I have enough feldspar work to fill the second room but not enough to fill the first. Feldspar … Continue reading
I am almost finished with cleaning out the firebox and 2 rooms of the kiln. I planned on firing this coming week but won’t make it by a long shot.
I just got 2 bundles of wood from a local mill and a new-to-me bandsaw. The bundles are very large, about 4 meters long by about 1.5 meters tall. 500 yen each. The bandsaw was also a good price, 10,000 … Continue reading
I had a phone call today from a Japanese antiques dealer asking if I could meet one of his clients who is interested in my bowls. Unfortunately I missed the phone call and only found out because he called my … Continue reading
We went to Kansai Airport last night to pick up our new puppy. He is a New Foundland and Labrador mix, 2 months old.