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Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event

Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event 2017

When

2017 Nov23(Thursday)-Nov26(Sunday). Unloading the kiln: 2017 Dec 2nd(Sunday)

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 23rd November from 10am to 6pm
Bus tour: Saturday 25th November from 9am to 6pm
Raku firing: Saturday 25th November from 4pm
Unloading the kiln: Saturday 2nd December from 10am to 4pm
Works presentation: Sunday 10th December from 5pm to 7pm

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 by turn. Please let us to know if you would like to personally participate the firing.
☆BBQ is available!
Number of works: Unlimited (required firing fee about 1300 Yen for a rice bowl)

Fee

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)

Bus tour around Mashiko: \8,000 (Optional)

The bus tour will be held on Saturday 25th November only and you will be picked up (c. 9am) and dropped off (c. 8pm) in Minato-ku (we will confirm details by Sunday 12th November 2017). Key sites include the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art and the main pottery street.

Things to keep in mind when making your works

1) Deadline: The works need to be completed by Saturday 4th November 2017 because we need time to bisque fired the works and send them to Mashiko
2) Duration: We will load the kiln on Thursday 23rd 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
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

Annual Japanese wood firing kiln event 2016

What

Japanese wood firing Event

When

2016 Nov(3days) Please contact us for details.

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

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 by turn. Please let us to know if you would like to personally participate the firing.
☆BBQ is available!
Number of works: Unlimited (required firing fee about 1300 Yen for a rice bowl)

Fee

members participation fee:5000 Yen +Firing Fee (Volume×1.2)
Includes wood firing supply fee and delivering fee to Mashiko
If you wish to participate in the firing, the fee will be 4000 yen plus firing fee.

Accommodation

4300 Yen for each night(Optional)
To see the works and process Please check out this Video.

Loading the kiln

Thursday Nov 24th 10am-6pm

Unloading the kiln

Saturday Dec3rd 10am-4pm

Works presentation

Dec11th 5pm-7pm

Raku Firing

Saturday Nov26th 4pm

Works

1-There are different kinds of clay at school for Japanese Anagama wood firing. You need to choose the clay and make your desired work(s) by Nov 5,2016.
2-we will bisque the work(s) and sent them to the Mashiko to load the kiln.
3-The wood firing stars from Nov24th and continue to Nov27th.

Bus tour from Tokyo To Mashiko(The time and place of departure is inform you by Nov13th.it is in Minatoku and morning around 9am)
School prepares a bus to participate in Anagama wood firing only one day on Nov 26(Sat) from 9AM to 6PM. If you would like to participate in loading,firing,unloading or any other process during Anagama plan ,please let us to know by Oct 7,2016.