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http://firemouse.me/stanford-kazegama-february-3-2016/ Firing was 6 hours in neutral/oxidation to reach cone 9, then ash introduced gradually over the course of a 3 hour reduction soak dropping cones 10/11. Firing ended with a 3 hour reduction cool down to about 1850F.
Yesterday we fired the Stanford kazegama again and tried a new method of introducing the ash. Previously we fed the ash into the intake of our large combustion blower, following Steve’s original method, and this worked well except that many … Continue reading
(Another post by Hideo Mabuchi) As some of you have heard off-and-on over the last year, I’ve been building a new Kazegama-style kiln up at Stanford University to use in ceramics and applied physics teaching. It is 100% inspired by … Continue reading
By Hideo Mabuchi / Stanford University Today I learned how to use a new analytic instrument that we have in the Nano Shared Facilities at Stanford: something called a Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA). This is basically a super-sensitive scale that … Continue reading