Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kiln Building is still going on 6

We got a metal frame for a chimnny

Andres and Harris were stucking bricks

Monday, October 30, 2006

Kiln Building is still going on 5

It's getting close to be done!Talking about a chimney design

Friday, October 27, 2006

Kiln Building is still going on 4

We got work done for the third chamber!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Kiln Building is still going on 3

Working on the third chamber

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Slide Lecture Information

Slide Presentation at North Carolina Pottery Center

Presented by Hajimu Kato (Shigaraki, Japan), Andres Allik (Tallin, Estonia)
Date: Oct 26, 2006 (Thu) 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: NCPC Educational Building (Studio)
Addmission: Free
Please go to the web site to see more details:
http://www.starworksnc.org/

STAR Works Ceramics invited two great artists from Japan and Estonia, and held wood kiln building workshop at STAR Works Ceramics between Oct 16 to 21. We would like share these international cultural exchanging with Seagrove area potters. We are fortunate NCPC is supporting this oppotunity.

Mr. Kato is a professional potter from Shigaraki Japan. He has been wood-firing for over 20 years. He uses Shigaraki clays, and makes beautiful unglazed teabowls, flower vases and tableware. He has won many prizes in Japan, and is a member of the Japanese Craft Association.




Mr. Allik is a professional kiln builder from Estonia and has designed and built many types of kilns in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, and Iceland. Mr. Allik is also an organizer of the Kohila International Wood firing festival which is held each summer in Estonia. He will share his knowledge and experience about kiln building.





Kiln Building is still going on 2

We are done for the second chamber today!




Monday, October 23, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Workshop Day 6th

Now we are working on the second&third chambers. Today is the last day of this workshop technically, but some people will keep on working till the end in the next week, too.

Thank you all for your participation and cooperation for the Anagama kiln building workshop.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Workshop Day 5th

We are working on the second & third chambers.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Workshop Day 4th

We have worked done for the tube part (anagama chamber) today!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Workshop Day 3rd

Workshop Day 2nd



It was heavy rain today, and muddy! But kiln building is getting well. We started stacking bricks of arch wall.







Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Yadkin Pee Dee Lakes Project Annual Meeting



In the evening, there was an annual meating presented by the Yadkin Pee Dee Lakes Project. STAR Works Ceramics Materials & Research's Anagama kiln Building Workshop was introdused to the public.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Workshop Day 1st



It was very fine day this morning, and we started building Anagama and three chamber Kiln at STAR Works Ceramics. There were 8 people who participate this workshop.

Big progress for the first day. Very good job!

Friday, October 13, 2006

We got Roof Up!

No worry about Rain any more

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Roof Trusses UP!



















We finally put up Roof Trusses!
Bruce, David, Jeff, Santiago, Don, Hitomi helped us.
Thank you!

Monday, October 9, 2006

Put the posts up again

















Put the post up again...

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Shigaraki Style Wood Kiln Building workshop

Shigaraki Style Wood Kiln Building workshop
with Hajimu Kato (Shigaraki, Japan)
Date Oct 16, 2006 (Mon.) - Oct 22, 2006 (Sun.) (7 Days)
Capacity 10
Cost $180 (including lunch)

Participants in this workshop willl build a chambered Shigaraki-type wood kiln (Anagama plus 2 chamber kiln) designed by Japanese potter Hajimu Kato at STARworks in Star, NC. Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery villages in Japan and with more than 1300 years of ceramic history. This type of kiln is very efficient and easy to control. The workshop will feature Mr. Kato's theories, ideas and techniques.

Mr. Kato is a professional potter from Shigaraki Japan. He has been wood-firing for over 20 years. He uses Shigaraki clays, and makes beautiful unglazed teabowls, flower vases and tablewares. He has won many prizes for his work in Japan. He is a member of the Japanese Craft Association.

Special Guest: Andres Allik (Tallin, Estonia)
Mr. Allik is a professional kiln builder from Estonia and has designed and built many types of wood kilns in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, and Iceland. Mr. Allik is also an organizer of the Kohila International Wood firing festival held each summer in Estonia. He will share his knowledge and experience about kiln building.

Lodging and Food:
Accommodations are available at the Star Hotel in downtown Star only one block from the workshop. A block of rooms has been reserved until October 9th at:
Star Hotel - a renovated Victorian house built in 1896, located in the town of Star within walking distance of the workshop. An eclectic mix of artwork, Victorian antiques plus warm southern hospitality with full country breakfast will make this a memorable stay. Call: 910-428-2565 to make a reservation for a room at special workshop price including breakfast.