Kiln Design

A traditional kiln design supplied by Makoto Hatori

My multi-chambered climbing kilns, the firing temperature is 1200 to 1300 degrees C., firing period of 8 to 10 days, Conditions inside the kiln vary, depending on the place. Some places condition is oxidation, other places is reduction state. These are the records of the past.

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"The Kiln, the Clay and the Form"_The film featured here is the record of loading, firing and unloading process, by traditional method from the early kiln by Makoto Hatori. Kiln Drawing [pdf, 242.0 kb]


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"The Process of Building the Kiln"_Steps showing building kiln, the photo featured here is the record of building process, done from May to August, 1995. Kiln Drawing [pdf, 139.0 kb], published in Amedeo Salamoni, Foreword by Jack Troy, Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists, pp.229, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Vallery Road, Atglen, PA 19310, U.S.A., 2014.

"Setting and Firing: Makoto Hatori stokes the firing kiln"_The film featured here is the record of loading, firing and unloading process by traditional method.





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