Two clay bodies are made in the workshop.
Stoneware based on nearby Kiripaka fireclay, is blended with additions of feldspar and ballclay. A porcelain body, based on the Matauri Bay China clay deposits, require additions of ballclay, silica, and feldspar.
Porcelain and tableware fired to 1300 C LPG kiln. Terracotta and saggar firing to 1050 C - 1150 C.
Raku firing to 1050 C
Wood firing to 1350 C in smokeless woodfire kiln.
Paintings by Masakazu Kusakabe. Tile by Jin Ling (Fire God).
First firing of "Taitokerau Smokeless Kiln" designed by Masakazu Kusakabe.
A small fire placed under the grate.
Greg and Amorangi Hikuroa.
Hanna Easton, Greg Barron, David Huffman and "China" (blind labrador)