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

by T-session » Oct 9th, '12, 20:10

Finally done!! With three days to spare. My workshop is this weekend. Got glazing to do. I'll be back with firing pictures.

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

by debunix » Oct 9th, '12, 20:41

Looks amazing.

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

by Chip » Oct 9th, '12, 21:19

debunix wrote:Looks amazing.
... and awesome!

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

by andrzej bero » Oct 10th, '12, 04:48

really beautiful kiln in beautiful surroundings

just one stupid question. Are not you afraid that the two pillars in front are too close to the kiln?

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

by T-session » Oct 11th, '12, 09:47

Thank you for the nice feedback Debunix, Chip and Andrzej. I am excited to fire it for the first time (not counting burning my scrap wood from the build).
As for the posts being too close, that may be another project for another season. I can always move them to the other side of the beam. I have this kiln so well insulated and with 9" plus walls that include K-26's on the outside, a thermal break (insulating gap) between the kiln bricks and the pavers that are nearest the posts, flame going in the opposite direction, that I'm thinking the radiating heat shouldn't be too bad. If it is, I always have a hose at the ready, 10 ft away when I fire, (and already turned on) and an extinguisher near by. Plus I'll keep my fingers crossed! :lol: We shall see...
It's been three months of non-stop work and a year of research and planning, all riding on Sunday's firing... Suspense!! I believe it will go very well. :D Just need a name for the new kiln. I would gladly accept ideas... as a matter of fact, if I choose one of the names offered, I'll give the provider a really nice tea bowl!
Cheers,
Bill

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

by JBaymore » Oct 11th, '12, 11:57

T-session wrote:As for the posts being too close, that may be another project for another season.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. You should see the pictures I have from being in Japan and Korea with beams (and thatch) INCHES from the TOPS of the arches of big wood fired kilns.

Nice job Bill!

best,

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

by JBaymore » Oct 11th, '12, 12:02

火の鳥窯

Hinotori Gama

Phoenix Kiln.

Risen from the ashes of the Manabi gama.

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PS: Could also translate as the "Firebird Kiln". The Hinotori is the Japanese word for the Chinese Phoenix.

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

by northi » Oct 11th, '12, 18:45

That's a wonderful kiln. Hope you have a lot of fun firing it. :)

As for a name, I've read a bit through this thread and you somtimes mention how anxious you are the night before opening the kiln. So this sounds appropriate, if you want something in japanese:
常夜の窯 - tokoyo no kama
"kiln of the eternal night"

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

by Drax » Oct 11th, '12, 22:27

Will the kiln still be split-fire? If so, I'd recommend:

割り火窯

Warihi Gama. Split-Fire Kiln.

(that's "wah-ree-hee")

There might be other fun plays on that, such as 火の足 (hinoashi, fire legs).

In any case, very much looking forward to what comes OUT of it! Congratulations! :D

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

by andrzej bero » Oct 12th, '12, 06:08

T-session wrote:I have this kiln so well insulated and with 9" plus walls that include K-26's on the outside, a thermal break (insulating gap) between the kiln bricks and the pavers that are nearest the posts, flame going in the opposite direction, that I'm thinking the radiating heat shouldn't be too bad.
Thanks, now I can sleep calmly and keep my fingers crossed! I wish you good winds!

about the name. If it can not mean anything but has a nice sound came to my mind the name "Matumbi". Sound for me like " daughter of Tomba" :) ... and there was a great group of British reggae :)
well, I checked again. "mamtumbi" is derived from a Yoruba (Nigerian) word, meaning 'reborn'. not bad.

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

by T-session » Oct 16th, '12, 09:06

  We had a very good firing ending at 2:30 am. I was a bit tired Monday! Thank you for all of the great suggestions. The one from Drax
Drax wrote:Will the kiln still be split-fire? If so, I'd recommend:

割り火窯

Warihi Gama. Split-Fire Kiln.

(that's "wah-ree-hee")

In any case, very much looking forward to what comes OUT of it! Congratulations! :D
caught my attention the most. I like the sound of it and that you have supplied the calligraphic letters/symbols is great because I will make a "sign" for the kiln using them. We will see what comes out of the firing on Sunday. I am typing from my phone and will post pictures when my air card comes in the mail. The other one went bad.

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

by T-session » Oct 22nd, '12, 21:16

My 割り火窯 !!

Warihi Gama. Split-Fire Kiln.

(that's "wah-ree-hee")

Thanxs Drax !!

The first firing

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Some of the folks at the wood fire workshop

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Cheers for now,
Bill

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by Drax » Oct 23rd, '12, 08:05

Looks like a great success all around... and some really big pots on the top!! :D

Congratulations, Bill! Oh, and you mentioned wanting to make a sign. If you would like any pointers on how to draw the characters, just let me know. There are some basic rules of stroke order and proportion that are necessary in order to make it look "right."

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

by Chip » Oct 24th, '12, 15:14

+1, congratulations, Bill.

Hope the firing and the workshop were both a huge success!

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

by Drax » Nov 8th, '12, 19:30

Gift cup from Bill just arrived, and I've been enjoying it with a variety of tea sessions. It's the perfect size for most of the brewing vessels that I have. A spotted-copper surface on the outside, very beautiful. Thanks again, Bill!
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