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  1. Howdy Y'all I have the opportunity to potentially build a wood fired kiln here in Colorado. The space is figured out and there are kiln shelves to be used. Now all I need to do is figure out to where to get firebrick for free or very cheap and design a kiln! easy peasy..... I was wondering if anyone could point me towards good places to search for used firebrick. I know firebrick is used in many industrial applications to line furnaces etc but I am unsure exactly what type of businesses would use these. Does anyone have experience sourcing free firebrick? My second question is if anyone is familiar with any good computer software that can be used to design kilns? Mainly I would like it to just play around with simple designs so it doesn't need to be terribly complex. If anyone knows of a program like this I would love to hear about it! Thanks! -Adam
  2. From the album: LeeU Hidden Mask Series

    Fired in the angama kiln of the New Hampshire Institute of Art .
  3. From the album: LeeU Hidden Mask Series

    This piece was fired in the anagama kiln at the Sharon Art Center in NH.
  4. From the album: LeeU Hidden Mask Series

    This piece was fired in the anagama kiln at the Sharon Art Center in NH. It is porcelain with a celedon glaze on the facial planes and a temmoku on the stamped area. The orange on the right side is on unglazed clay and is an attribute of the firing.
  5. “High Risk High Reward†Woodfiring the Fushigigama A group exhibition of selected works by the people who have participated in the firings of the New Hampshire Institute of Art's Fushigigama anagama-style kiln over the past 3 years. Work is included from faculty, undergrad and grad students, community education students, and some others who have been invited to fire work in the kiln. Fushigigama is an anagama style kiln designed by NHIA Professor John Baymore, and built by members of his kiln building class in a two week period during the summer of 2014. While still being an anagama-style unit, it is designed to have the ability to be fired smokeless and also with no plume of flame at the top of the chimney. "We’re fired up for this breathtaking display of works fired in NHIA’s Fushigigama woodkiln at our Sharon Campus. This is a celebration of our emerging local woodfiring community as they share their excitement about the dynamic work that can come from this enigmatic firing practice. As the process of firing the Fushigigama is a long, complex and demanding endeavor; it is necessarily a collective effort, bringing together a diverse range of creative ideas and exchanges. A broad group of students, faculty, alumnae, and local artists have created engaging functional and sculptural ceramic works all fired in the Fushigigama. The work and the overall exhibition demonstrate an elegant balance of the individual creative process with the mark of the fire and the collaborative nature of woodfiring large kilns." This exhibition is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information contact exhibitions@nhia.edu. The exhibition is scheduled to open at the Sharon Arts Center Gallery, in Peterborough, NH on August 18th from 5-7 PM, and runs through September 17th. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm Sharon Arts Gallery 30 Grove Street Peterborough, NH
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    FiredBottle Summer2017 1024

    From the album: Images For Misc. Posts

    This is the bottle form right after unloading from the firing.
  7. From the album: Images For Misc. Posts

    This is the bottle that is shown in a discussion thread sitting in the anagama with the coating of oribe glaze applied over the modified clay body.
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    The last step of Fushigigama has ports to introduce hardwood charcoal (not charcoal briquettes!) directly onto the load of ware. This is done at the peak of the firing just after ceasing stoking wood and just before sealing up the kiln. Here you can see the general process.
  9. From the album: John Baymore's Clay Work

    My wood fired vase form which will be inculded in the coming 2017 ISCAEE symposium's exhibition at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England in July. Looking forward to presenting and attending the symposium. We have numerous NHIA faculty, students, and alums attending the symposium.

    © 2017- John Baymore - all rights reserved

  10. From the album: Images For Misc. Posts

    View in one of the side stoke ports during the firing. Note the wood laying right on the pieces.
  11. From the album: Images For Misc. Posts

    The early stage of the summer 2017 Fushigigama firing.
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    FushigigamaLoad Summer2017

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    Front step loading of the summer 2017 firing of Fushigigama.
  13. Hello, I'm Sarah and this is my first post. I hope I am posting correctly. I graduated from university in the UK two years ago from a mixed media degree where I specialised in Ceramics. Since graduation I have worked with a local potter as an apprentice and volunteered to wood fire with some potters. I have also been having one to one throwing tuition for over a year and getting to the stage of starting my own business and I have just purchased my first gas kiln. My website and blog are www.sarahgeeceramics.co.uk I am particularly looking for an apprenticeship or support somewhere to work in a ceramic community or directly with a potter that wood fires. I am very interested in learning these processes and would love the opportunity to develop. Does anyone know of any potters in Europe or places in Europe that wood fire and or gas fire ? And use throwing as their main production of ceramics? I would like to stay somewhere for a month or two ideally. Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Sarah
  14. From the album: experiment in woodfire bisque

    Cones 019, 08, and 05 were put in the kiln to indicate firing temperature. 019 is completely melted.
  15. New Hampshire, Deerfield--Early May 2016--wood-fired kiln opportunity. Active membership in the NH Potters Guild required--dues are still only $20!! The kiln is fired 4X April through October. Work must be bisqued first. There is a cost for every firing, about $5-$50 based on the volume of work fired. The fee is used to replace cordwood, kiln furniture, repairs etc. Contact: Wendy Jackson wendyjacksonpottery@yahoo.com or Lydia Gray lydiagray@verizon.net -- feel free to mention that you saw the notice on the Ceramics Arts Daily Community Forums. Kiln will be loaded on May 5th.
  16. Hello All, I'm in the process of setting up my studio for the first time in many years, and the first time where I'm not in a rural setting with access to a high fire wood kiln. I'm wondering if anyone has advice for a low profile solution to firing in a city setting? I'm thinking Raku might be the way to go, but am open to ideas, kiln designs, or general advice. I'm partial to firings with a fair amount for unpredicability in the finished result--most of my experience has been in the cone 10+ range so I'm trying to find a happy medium between a week long anagama, and a cone 06 oxidation firing. Too much smoke and space are issues, otherwise I'm game to get my hands dirty and build, buy, or tweak something I can fire frequently. Thanks! Nathan
  17. Recently I have been making a series of textured pieces. I plan to fire some of them in a wood kiln and some in a soda kiln. I am wondering if I can use oxide washes to bring out the textures. Do I need to worry about the oxides running when hit with lots of soda and/or wood ash? If anyone has a pic of pots they've done this way I'd love to see them! Thanks! Elizabeth "Never be deluded that a knowledge of the path can be substituted for putting one foot in front of the other." M.C. Richards
  18. As some of you may know from my other thread.. i'm working on building my own propane kiln and a woodfire kiln so i can have access to multiple firing methods at my home. I also wanted to be able to cast my own metal molds so i could press clay easily, so i built a crucible with an empty propane tank (it never had anything flammable in it), a couple bags of quicrete, a 2 and one half foot steal pipe and a bellows (hair dryer works good to). it works GREAT(i'll give greater details if anybody is interested)! But that's not why i'm writing this thread. While watching videos on YouTube.. I came across a guy that built a small woodfire kiln with 8 concrete blocks (the thin type), 1 steel screen (for the second level shelf), 4 bricks, 1 small steel plate/sheet and a butt load of wood chips/shavings. all he did was build a 4 block square, filled it with pottery, stuffed it with wood chips, laid down the screen, placed 4 more blocks, filled & stuffed (as before), placed the 4 small bricks kiddie-cornered on the edges, lit the chips on fire, placed the sheet on top and walked away. the video didn't show him pulling the pieces out so i didn't get to see how well it worked. Have any of you ever tried this method? If not.. What backyard kiln methods HAVE you tried (if any)? Once again.. Any and all feedback would be most welcome Thank you in advance.
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