Building kilns  窯を作る


Gerd Knapper completed Tarosaka kiln
Nobori-gama - Knäpper visited Korea to study about the "anagama", cave kiln, which became the base of the "nobori-gama", chambered climbing kiln, which has been used in Japan for many centuries.

クナッパーは韓国を訪れた際、日本で何世紀にも渡って使用されている登り窯のもととなる穴窯について研究しました。

Gerd Knapper looking into the flame in the kiln
Looking into the flame and in the kiln

窯の中で燃え盛る炎







Gerd Knapper flattening the surface of the kiln with daughters
Completed Tarosaka kiln

完成した太郎坂登り窯





Flattening the surface of the kiln with daughters
娘達と杵で窯の表面を固める
Gerd Knapper completion ceremony of Nobori-gama with local priest



Completion ceremony of the Nobori-gama. The local priest lit the first fire

登り釜竣工記念儀式。地元の神主が窯へ点火

Gerd Knapper with students











After the first firing of the nobori-gama, with his students

Gerd Knapper ceramic pieces filled in the gas kiln
初めての登り釜の点火、弟子達と







Gas-gama - Ceramic pieces filled in the gas kiln ready to be lit. 
The temperature reaches up to around 1300 °C

ガス窯の中で点火を待つ作品達。中の温度は1300度程まで上がる

Gerd Knapper stoking the kiln

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