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‘Anagamania’ -25- 穴窯図:Anagama Project News latest (summer 2015)

– MINI_ANAGAMA WORKSHOP – for Intwernational Ceramics Festival in Wales 21st June ~ 5th July – Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales 15 days workshop – the limited tickets for applicants can be booked [booking is ready now with the officials … Continue reading

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Boxes for Chawan and Stationery : 茶碗の箱と文房四宝

Several months ago, 2 American potter-friends gave me their very nice 茶碗 ’Chawan’ as friendship gifts. I got wooden boxes made in Japan and have been thinking about 銘 ‘Mei’ [a special names] for them. I also had to name … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -24- 蹴轆轤 Ballantyne’s Kickwheel

Siberian chill in the air, but I could find a few signs of spring in my secret woods. My kiln-site has survived through winter wind blows and I should be able to put myself in full action really soon. As … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -23- 夏の穴窯築き:Anagama Projects (summer 2015)

I am going to be rather busy with 2 Anagama projects in summer this year. The first project is with the International Ceramics Festival 3rd-5th July in Aberystwyth as the festival committee asked me to build (a) mini-Anagama for this … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -22- 楽窯道具 – New Raku Tools –

As I use my ‘Raku-gama 楽窯’ for firing ‘Chawan 茶碗’ only, I have been thinking about my Raku tools should be designed and made for my purpose. Just about 2 weeks ago, I got my new Raku tools made by … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -21- 空焚き – Kiln Dry Firing –

In winter chill, most of my spare time is usually spent, no potting, only sorting some old pottery photos and putting them in my PC folders. I used to have comfortable winter pastime at home. But this winter, I will … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -20- 捨間 – ‘Sutema’ (Wasting Chamber) –

Although I kept basic design of kiln shape, my latest anagama ‘Moby’ has several minor changes in details from the kilns I built previously. Until now, I haven’t shown my ‘Moby’s Sutema’ 捨間. It was done a while ago. The … Continue reading

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