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In Topic: Pestal And Mortar Machine

15 October 2016 - 02:58 PM

Unfortunately, there is a lot of equipment I've seen when I've been working in japan that is not easily available in the US.  Some nice "toys".  I've seen those same units at Tokyo University of the Arts when I've been there.


I'll check my Japanese equipment catalogs and see what I can find.  But they will almost for sure be expensive to start with, and also expensive to import.





In Topic: Old Chemicals

14 October 2016 - 09:08 PM

...............but I'm also used to the chemical composition being exactly what it says on the bottle!


Studio ceramics is going to drive you nuts!  ;)





In Topic: Qotw: Ceramics In Action Pictures Anybody?

14 October 2016 - 09:06 PM

Beautiful - reflection of the crystals around the rim in the brocade mat!



That's the art of the Chajin selecting the implements for the ceremony..... I had nothing to do with it (other than on the pot).


And yes.... that was a great decision for that particular brocade.





In Topic: Qotw: Ceramics In Action Pictures Anybody?

14 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

John...you look good with a bun...


I do.  :)   But that is not me.





In Topic: Concerns About Wood/anagama Kiln Smoke Vs Neighbors...

13 October 2016 - 02:07 PM

The anagama that I designed for our college can be fired totally smokeless as well as flameless at the top of the chimney without any active afterburners or any mechanical support systems.  This CAN be done.  It just requires and understanding of combustion theory, a bit of fluid mechanics, and having a budget to support it. 




"Traditional" anagama-style kilns smoke because they are basically old, outdated, and primitive combustion designs from about 900 to 1600 AD.  You do not need that choo-choo smoke to get good results.


Just about ANY style of wood kiln can be made to be smokless if you adjust the design parameters.  Note that this does NOT address the particulates in the PM 10 and PM 2.5 and down range.  They are still there.... you just can't see them.