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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Chip » Aug 6th 10 5:18 pm

Best of luck, John. Though I don't think you will need it! Beautiful works!

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Geekgirl » Aug 6th 10 5:31 pm

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Nuka glazed dark stoneware yunomi with overglaze painting of flowers.
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Oh, I just adore this! So unique!

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 7:16 pm

Mrs. Chip wrote:Absolutely STUNNING John! Just love it, thank you for sharing with us!

The opalescent chun blue exterior is just gorgeous, and I love the 'drips'.

Could you also share the inside for us?
Thanks VERY much for the nice comments, Mrs. Chip.

That particular chun glaze really comes alive in the noborigama type of kiln I fire. It's a combination of a bit of fly-ash getting into the glaze melt along with the long heating and cooling cycle. I typically fire two days on the up cycle, and three days coming down. Because the kiln is so large, and because the lining is all hard, dense firebrick backed with a lot of insulation, the hot thermal mass significantly retards the cooling. Particulart in the 2200-1900 F range. This causes tiny phase separations to form in certain glazes..... producing that subtle varigation you see in the chun there.

To get those glaze rolls to stop where I want them, I also have to stiffen the molten viscosity of the melt chemistry for the longer firing cycle I use. The typical cone 10 short gas kiln firing chun formulas end up all over the shelves of the kiln :wink: .

Unfortunately, I can't show you the interior of it. I did not shoot that, and the piece is already away at the exhibition.

Maybe when I am there for the artist's reception tomorrow I can sneak a quick "point and shoot" of the inside. But lighting and backdrop will be "less than optimal" :oops: . Plus things will likely be kind'a busy that night........ there are four openings in that gallery happening all at the same time; sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, and lil' ole' me.

Anyway...... thanks again.

best,

...........john

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 7:17 pm

Chip wrote:Best of luck, John. Though I don't think you will need it! Beautiful works!
Thanks, Chip.

And any artist always can use a dose of "luck". :wink:

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Aug 6th 10 7:22 pm

Geekgirl wrote:
JBaymore wrote:
Nuka glazed dark stoneware yunomi with overglaze painting of flowers.
JCB-NukaYunomiWithOverglazeFlowers.jpg
Oh, I just adore this! So unique!

Thank you very much, geekgirl. :D

Not too many people are using overglaze enamels on stonewares, and particularly on woodfire pieces. When Paul Lewing did his recent book "China Paint and Overglaze" he included my work in it... and told me that I had the honor of being he only person with images in the book doing this kind of thing on dark stoneware pieces. Most people using overglazes are working with porcealin or white lowfire clay.

The influence in using enamels for me is my lifelong study of Hamada Shoji's work. I discovered him in the 60's.

Glad you like that juxtoposition of the elements there.

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Tead Off » Aug 10th 10 6:00 am

JBaymore wrote:"Tea and Flowers"
John Baymore solo invitational

Chi-Lin Asian Arts

Selected Works from the Exhibition

Ido-style thrown chawan with opalescent chun blue exterior and nuka interior.
JCB-IdoChunChawan1.jpg
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John, nice work. In China, Jun ware was one of the famous wares of the Song dynasty. Is the spelling 'chun', a western variant of this word? A British potter I know also uses this spelling and when I pointed this out he said it was a Chinese glaze but never knew it was spelled Jun.

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Robert Fornell » Aug 11th 10 5:22 pm

Nice work John.......... I especially like the hanaire.

Best wishes regarding the show.
R

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by Robert Fornell » Sep 10th 10 4:45 am

Hi John,

Shimada-sensei is in town and your name came up...... passing along his best wishes to you.

How did your last show treat you? Please post more pics if possible!

Best from Seattle,
R

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Sep 10th 10 10:31 am

Please pass my reguards back to him and any others from Gedai who happen to be there that I know. And to Rick as well.

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by togei » Sep 10th 10 7:04 pm

Hello John,
Your glazed work is beautiful.
Do you use saggars for your over-glaze work or your other glazed work in your wood kiln?
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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Sep 11th 10 2:05 pm

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the kind words there.

Actually I use a small electric kiln for the overglaze and the occasional burnish gold luster.

I have been wanting to build a small circular updraft saggar-type wood kiln to fire the enamels for over 30 years (ala Hamada Shoji's old one) ...... but still have not gotten around to it. Time flies by....to much to do.

Sometimes I use a saggar or two in the noborigama for some specialized glazed items... but mostly I do not. Stuff I don't want too much flyash on I stack away from the fireboxes. I also frequently fire the last one or two chambers yakishime using the typical Bizen charcoal process for finishing with severe reduction cooling embeded in charcoal.


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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by togei » Sep 12th 10 10:29 am

Hello John,
Thank you.
If you have the time I would love to see a few pieces fired in your nobori. If you have pieces fired in saggars and 'naked' it would be great.
Do you have a link to see your kilns?
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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Sep 12th 10 1:48 pm

Dave,

Everything you see here in the past postings in this thread is fired in the noborigama. That is the way I finish fire everything.


Here's the kiln:
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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by debunix » Sep 12th 10 3:59 pm

This and several posts in other threads inspired me to read more about this type of kiln, starting with a good basic article on wikipedia here, that was fascinating.

Now I even understand the snake kiln built by togei!

Love learning about all of this stuff.

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Re: John Baymore.........Wood-fired Chadogu and Pottery

by JBaymore » Sep 12th 10 4:13 pm

Being Wikipedia... there are a few errors in the article.... but overall it is a good overview.

best,

.............john