Workshop
Clay Processing
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.
Adding clay material to the blunger.
Adding clay material to the blunger.
Clay slip being agitated in blunger
Clay slip being agitated in blunger
Clay slip passing through seive
Clay slip passing through seive
Pumping slip into filterpress
Pumping slip into filterpress
Removing clay cake from filterpress.
Removing clay cake from filterpress.
Studio
Throwing work on potters wheel
Throwing work on potters wheel
Pulling handles dialogue.
Pulling handles dialogue.
Workshop Classes
Workshop Classes
The perfect pot
The perfect pot
Jin Ling finishing terracotta work.
Jin Ling finishing terracotta work.
Demonstration of coil and throw.
Demonstration of coil and throw.
Firing
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.
Smokeless kiln angels.
Smokeless kiln angels.

Paintings by Masakazu Kusakabe. Tile by Jin Ling (Fire God).

Greg and Kazu.
Greg and Kazu.

First firing of "Taitokerau Smokeless Kiln" designed by Masakazu Kusakabe.

Starting the firing.
Starting the firing.

A small fire placed under the grate.

Loading wood through firebox door.
Loading wood through firebox door.
Jin Ling sidestoking.
Jin Ling sidestoking.
Night time activity around kiln.
Night time activity around kiln.
View through spy at cone plaque.
View through spy at cone plaque.
Unloading the kiln.
Unloading the kiln.

Greg and Amorangi Hikuroa.

Analysis of firing.
Analysis of firing.

Hanna Easton, Greg Barron, David Huffman and "China" (blind labrador)