Category Archives: Kazegama

Son of Kazegama! The Northwind kiln at Stanford University…

(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

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Aardvark Clay Kazegama Workshop – Oct. 17, 2015

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Wood Firing in 29 Palms

Steve Davis, Jamie Boran, Jonathan Cross, & Kaz Ota firing the Firebox Kiln

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Weight loss (of clay during bisque-firing): Part 1

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

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Blue grains from “sintered ash”: Part 1

By Hideo Mabuchi / Stanford University One of the neatest features of a Kazegama firing is the opportunity to observe the magic effects of Steve’s “sintered ash” on pot surfaces.  The sintered ash is obtained by sieving the largest chunks … Continue reading

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