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Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event

Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event 2019

When

2019 Nov7th-Nov10th

Where

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

Who

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

Detailed schedule

Loading the kiln: Thursday 7th November from 10am to 6pm
Raku firing: Saturday 9th November from 1pm-4pm (BBQ after Raku firing)
Unloading the kiln: Saturday 16th November from 10am to 4pm
Works presentation: Sunday 24th November from 5pm to 7pm at Uzumako

Deadlines:

Please fill the application form by Oct30th.
Submission of the works: The bisque fired works must be at school by Nov4th.

Participation

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.The clay must be high temperature clay(1300℃)

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 8th 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 at Mashiko tougei club). this is optional. You can reserve the inn by yourself.
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  30th October 2019 because we need time to bisque fired the works and send them to Mashiko.
2) Duration: We will load the kiln on Thursday 7th November and the wood firing is a continuous process that lasts until Sunday 10th 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

Samples of works

☆2015 Wood firing works and pictures
☆2018wood firing works and pictures