Kusakabe, Masakazu: smokeless and efficient wood-fired kilns
June 11 - June 14, 2009
Kusakabe, Masakazu will give a lecture on the design and construction of smokeless and efficient wood-fired kilns, then will have a tea break from 3- 4 pm. The lecture is free to all. After the tea break, from 5 - 8 pm, there will be in group and private consultations with Kusakabe about kiln design and firing for a fee of $35. The smokeless kiln construction workshop is from June 12 - 14. Construction site is to be announced. Fee for the kiln construction workshop will be dependent on level of experience and involvement. Kusakabe Masakazu has researched, designed, and built many smokeless and efficient wood-fired kilns that produce traditional ash-glazed surfaces in relatively short firing cycles. He is coauthor of "Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics", Krause Publications, 2005, and author of the meditation "I am a Teabowl".