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

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Greg and Kazu.
Greg and Kazu.

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

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Starting the firing.
Starting the firing.

A small fire placed under the grate.

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

Greg and Amorangi Hikuroa.

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Analysis of firing.
Analysis of firing.

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

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