Thursday, March 25, 2010

Insulation work continued 3

It's been really nice weather, so that kiln clay dries so quickly and it made insulation work fast. Takuro finally finished the 3rd chamber insulation recently. Kiln clay seems different color than Anagama and 2nd chambers because it's made from different clay (yellow), might be a little bit low temperature, but it's OK because it'll be used for just empty chamber or just bisque basically, and also we kind of like this color very much.
We started to make pots since last week and we want to have a wood firing in this spring, and want to see how much those insulation works this time. Everything is an experiment and all firing is different. We like that.

Our son got hair cut last week and now he looks like a boy. I kept his hair (from when he was born!) and will send some to our parents in Japan. He has never seen his grand parents yet and also Japan yet. Hope we can visit our family in Japan sometime in the end of this year or next year. It'll be more than 5 years since we left Japan for Takuro and me, and we really miss people and many more things there. Is it home sick? Probably no... 5 years is really long long time no see your family.

By the way, our orange cat, Zubee (he is originally from Shigaraki, Japan) now goes outside in daytime. Other cat (adapted in US), too. I was afraid if they were gone or would hit by car or something happens, but seems like they just play around our house and enjoy this beautiful weather.

6 comments:

JLK Jewelry said...

Great photo of Ken and Zubee! I hope you can get home to see your family. I can't believe it has been 5 years already, but I guess it was 2005 when we came to Shigaraki!

Blaine M. Avery said...

Judson never got his hair cut until he was 2 years old. There was just not much to cut until around then. It could have been cut a little earlier but he looked so cute I hated to do it!
Ken looks so good and gown up too! He's getting big!

deanandmartinpottery said...

I know that you all are glad to be done with kiln finally! Now you will have many great firings the first one starts this spring. Great pic of Ken and Zubee they look like they are having so much fun. Ya'll need to make a trip back home 5 years is a long time not to see your folks. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Hitomi said...

Hi there,

Thank you for your comments!

We will be very busy this year, too, but we will try to make plan to see our family in the end of this year/new year if possible. This 5 years has been very fast, but not only our parents but also we all got old of course. Plus, children grow so quickly. It takes 14 hours flight from NC to Japan (exclude transit), and it's really tiring travel....

Joe and Christy said...

sweet haircut for little ken! glad to see that zubee gets to romp around outside, too.

Manish said...

Hey buddy, I think it usually fills more cracks, crevices and other areas where air leaks can occur. It also tends to last longer than fiberglass insulation. Spray foam insulation makes it easy to totally fill wall cavities with insulation and to perform