Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)


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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Jul 24th, '10, 22:47

Had a productive day in the studio. I have been testing new clay bodies for the back of the kiln. I have something along the lines of a bizen clay body. It's dark and rich. It vitrifies at the right temperature and the small test cups I put in last firing do not soak up one speck of liquid. You test for this by weighing the before and after soaking on the triple beam.
I also tested these clay bodies with some slips, glazes and shinos. There is a good "fit" we call it. You want the glaze to shrink the same amount as the clay body. I'm excited about this and I get to use my secret chamber after the flues in the base of the chimney. I get a cone 8 in there as per my last firing. I had one test body that came out too vitrified and the clay slumped! My 25/75 mix is perfect. I made up about 40lbs. of it and have already thrown it. I have teapots, chawans, a teatray, several serving trays, a sake set and more. :D
I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post those. It is my birthday today, 54 already, and I'm heading to bed. Rum and coke is tasty :wink:
Here are some celadon examples that I took pictures of today when the rain stopped. Even had some peeks of sun here and there. I took as many quick pics as I could when I could.

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More tomorrow, if it doesn't rain hard. We have satellite internet and it goes down in a hard rain/clouds.
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Victoria » Jul 24th, '10, 22:57

!!Happy Birthday Bill!!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby kymidwife » Jul 24th, '10, 23:30

Swooped, I did. I am the very happy new owner of:

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This is Bill's photo, and I will try to take some of my own soon. I love this little kyusu... as I am consistently drawn to aqua colors.

I own several of Bill's coffee cups in a similar glaze, and they are gorgeous... with a dash of lavendar blended in:
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I'm also a happy owner of a yunomi in this same glaze... almost identical to the pictured mug, sans handle. I need to photograph it!

Oh... and did I mention I also got this lovely cup with an aqua floral... gorgeous!

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drippy rear view...
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Love love love! Thank you, Bill. You are always a complete pleasure to do business with. And Happy Birthday!!!

Sarah
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Victoria » Jul 24th, '10, 23:35

Ohhh congrats Sarah! I had that kyusu and the last cup bookmarked.
I guess I snooozed and looosed!!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby geeber1 » Jul 25th, '10, 00:12

Congrats Sarah! The quick swooper gets the teaware!

Happy Birthday Bill!

Hope it was a great day.
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby laura99 » Jul 25th, '10, 00:47

Grats on the Kyusu Sarah! I had been checking his site often and never saw it! It looks great. I have a yunomi in that glaze as well and its one of my favorites.
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby IPT » Jul 25th, '10, 07:22

Happy Birthday Bill!!!!!

That celadon is AWESOME!!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby bonjiri » Jul 25th, '10, 09:02

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congratulations bill !

well wishes and hugs !
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby JBaymore » Jul 25th, '10, 09:45

Happy Birthday.

best,

...............john
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Dreamer » Jul 25th, '10, 12:47

Hope your birthday was awesome, Bill.

Thanks for sharing the pics of your awesome talents!

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby Chip » Jul 25th, '10, 13:04

Belated birthday wishes, Bill!

Nice Kyusu score, Sarah! That is a beauty, hope to see more small kyusu in your future, Bill!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Jul 25th, '10, 23:53

Hi everyone,
Thanks for the Birthday wishes! I had a great day, enjoying what I like to do most. I made a bunch of teaware out of this new claybody I developed. I have included some pics of some of the things I made.

This is a new bizen style clay body I mixed up. There's a mix of stuff.

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And this shows a few kyusu going in the next load.

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And a cool shino teacup... you never know whats coming out of the kiln next!

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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby geeber1 » Jul 26th, '10, 00:35

Can't wait to see the results. Do I see more turquoise there?
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby T-session » Jul 26th, '10, 07:14

geeber1 wrote:Can't wait to see the results. Do I see more turquoise there?


That would be a "yes" :D I have found I can't have enough turquoise!
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Re: Wood Fired Ceramics by Bill Perrine (Split-Fire Pottery)

Postby LauraW » Jul 26th, '10, 19:34

T-session wrote:
geeber1 wrote:Can't wait to see the results. Do I see more turquoise there?


That would be a "yes" :D I have found I can't have enough turquoise!

Sweet! Looking forward to it!
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