Monday, August 16, 2010

Wood firing #3, August 2010

It was really really busy week. After unloading kiln (bisque), we glazed pots and cut fire wood for several days.

On 13th (Friday), loading kiln all day. We finished it around 5pm, then stacked door bricks, and started preheating from evening.
On 14th (Saturday),
6am Started stoke fire wood
between 8 am and 1pm, Takuro went to Greensboro for giving slide lecture.In the meantime, Wayne-san, me, Ken and Tomo took care of firing.
2pm 800c
6pm 1000c
12am 1200c
3am 1240c
7am cone10 down in the coolest spot, then finish firing

On Sunday morning at 8am, kids got up and we were still really sleepy, and it was so tiring to play with them all day.

Thanks to our friends who helped us. We couldn't have done without you.


Linda Starr said...

Can't wait to see the results.

TropiClay Studio said...

Wish I could help on a firing. I bet it's really something!

deanandmartinpottery said...

Hey Takuro and Hitomi,
Glad to hear everything went really well with the last firing. We will be looking for some pictures of the new work. I know it fells good to get back to making and firing your pots. What a blessing it is to be able to do this wonderfully fulfilling job. Hopefully we will see you guys soon. Good luck with the cleaning phase of the new work. Give the boys a hug from us.

togeii said...

You are a brave man to fire in August. Maybe it isn't as hot there as it is here in Japan.

Hitomi said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Hitomi said...


Thanks for your comment.

I think Seagrove is not as hot as Tokyo or Osaka, but hotter than Shigaraki. I am not sure about Nara area.

We wish we don't have to have wood firing in August, but sometimes shows and exhibitions don't wait for you. We must thank to have show opportunities and good health.