Category Archives: Kazegama

House Paint!

Did you know that the water base house paint in your garage can create some pretty spectacular glazes when fluxed in an atmospheric firing such as the Kazegama, salt and soda? Many common products we use are loaded with ceramic … Continue reading

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Glazes, Glazes and more Glazes….

Yo Peoples. It’s been a while since I posted anything. Hope you are all well. I have gone through the “old site” glaze pages and organized glaze and clay formulas into PDFs. These are glazes I have collected over my … Continue reading

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Kazegama Workshop 05-05-2018

El Dorado High School ceramics teacher Jeff Picou and his students .

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Shinos, shinos and more shinos…

Here are 72 shinos from 100 shino tests performed years ago and updated to this page. 72 Shinos     

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Kazegama Workshop 3-17-2018

Great workshop with great folks and great results at Aardvark Clay & Supplies.    

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Kazegama Workshop – Oct. 15, 2016

Kaz Ota introducing lemon wood ash from an Akagama wood firing and Jamie Boran blowing out the burners and ports at Aardvark Clay & Supplies.

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Kazegama rebuild test firing

  Source: Kazegama Inc.

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Pots from Feb 3 2016 Stanford Kazegama firing

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.

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A more gradual introduction of ash…

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

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Kazegama Rebuild – 2016

For 15 years, my Kazegama was bolted to a trailer which allowed me to travel to different venues to put on Kazegama workshops. It has gone through many adjustments and changes due to the knowledge gained over many years of … Continue reading

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