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Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event

Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event 2018


2018 Nov22(Thursday)-Nov25(Sunday). Unloading the kiln: 2018 Dec 1st(Saturday)


Mashiko tougei club (Tochigi prefecture, about 2hours by car or train from Tokyo)


Uzumako Ceramic art school students and nonmembers who are interested of Japanese wood firing

Detailed schedule

Loading the kiln: Thursday 22nd November from 10am to 6pm
Raku firing: Saturday 24th November from 4pm (BBQ after Raku firing)
Unloading the kiln: Saturday 1st December from 10am to 4pm
Works presentation: Sunday 9th December from 5pm to 7pm at Uzumako


There are some options for participation:
①Only participate the work(s)
☆You need to just make the works and we will bisque them and load into the wood firing kiln.

②Personally participate with work(s)
We will fire the kiln whole 3days with about 25 person in 3groups by turn. Please let us to know if you would like to personally participate the firing.
☆BBQ is available on Saturday 24th from 6pm!
Number of works: Unlimited (required firing fee about 1300 Yen for a rice bowl)
Application form:please fill the application form and let us for participation.

Participation fee

☆5000 Yen(only participating works )
☆4000Yen (personally participation)
Accommodation: 4300Yen (each night)
Firing Fee: Your works Size×1.2=…Yen(about 1400 Yen for a rice bowl)

Things to keep in mind when making your works

1) Deadline: The works need to be completed by Saturday 10th November 2018 because we need time to bisque fired the works and send them to Mashiko
2) Duration: We will load the kiln on Thursday 22nd November and the wood firing is a continuous process that lasts until Sunday 26th November
3) Clay: we recommend using white clay because red and black clay tends to warp and deform during the firing process. The temperature of the kiln is about 1300℃ for 48hours.
4) Dimensions: Make sure the rim of the foot is at least 7mm thick (thin rims mat break when we unload the kiln). If the foot is very wide, make sure you make multiple rims of different size to ensure the work doesn’t collapse in the middle
for more information please contact us : info@uzumakotougei.com