[Clayart] Hidasuki-red patterns in Bizen ware

Terrance Lazaroff zalt57 at videotron.ca
Fri Jul 7 16:14:30 EDT 2017

Interesting article.  Also like the website.
Thanks for the contact.

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> On Jul 7, 2017, at 3:13 PM, L TURNER <magnolia.mud.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> While doing some desktop housekeeping I reread a Science Daily blurb from
> Feburary 2014,
> Work done by
> Professor Jun Takada at the Graduate School of Natural Science and
> Technology at Okayama University, quote: "I spent thirty years
> investigating how craftsman were able to render the beautiful red colors in
> Bizen and Arita pottery," explains Takada. "This research revealed the
> important role of iron oxide particles for producing the colors. I am now
> working on innovative applications of nanometer scale iron oxide materials
> produced by 'iron-oxidizing bacteria'. I have made a transition from fine
> ceramics and Bizen stoneware to fuel cells and biotechnology!"
> https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226110717.htm
> The short article very briefly provides some insights into the chemical
> physics taking place in the Bizen process, and by analogy, into the
> salt/soda process.
> There is also a plug for slow cooling.
> LT
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