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GLAZES FOR WOOD FIRING IN THE SMOKELESS KILN
with MASAKAZU KUSAKABE (Japan)

18th June - 4th July, 2012

 

To hold a Masakazu Kusakabe teabowl is to hold the quintessential spirit of the universe in your hands.

The thick, porous Oribe glaze of the vessel feels warm to the touch while the curves and crevices of your palms and fingers comfortably rest around the uneven walls of the bowl. The green and black glaze and vessel shape transmit the intensity and energy of the artist. You may also hold a teabowl with wood ash glaze that embodies its chance encounter with ash that resulted in variegated shiny and matte surfaces on the vessel walls that resemble the heaven filled with stars.

Discover the traditions, techniques and technology behind Japanese wood-fired ceramics. Masakazu Kusakabe shares everything you need to know to begin or improve as a wood-fire ceramist with his tried and tested recipes for a variety of wood-fire glazes using his Smokeless Kiln.

Masakazu Kusakabe’s kilns produce traditional ash-glazed surfaces in relatively short firing cycles with no smoke.

He is the co-author of "Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics", the first comprehensive English-language guide to ‘yohen’, the Japanese classification of wood-firing effects, colors and surfaces.

The language of this workshop will be English.

COST
Cost of this three week workshop is 260,000 HUF and includes, accommodation in single room, studio space, tuition and three group firings in the smokeless wood kiln included. The extra costs will be for the clay you use.

Course Timetable

It is planned that each week there will be making work and glazing under the guidance of Kusakabe-san for a weekly firing of different firing time.

Students have 24 hour access to the studios if they wish to continue working.

Please email Steve at icshu@hotmail.com for details and application.


Workshop

GLAZES FOR WOOD FIRING IN THE SMOKELESS KILN
with MASAKAZU KUSAKABE (Japan)

18th June - 4th July, 2012

 

További információ: Kormos Emese: icshu@t-online.hu

 


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