The new moon picture was taken in my garden earlier this year. The full moon is from the Moon Watchers site which was forwarded to me recently. It was taken by Carlos A. Perez and I think it should be shared widely as it is such a great image.
Recently I had to find some photos of Hanaire for someone who wished to purchase a pot on line. These are two of Estelle's that she made a long time ago that I still have in my collection. All the colour is from the ash from the long firing and no glaze or other colouring has been used.
These two pots show some very special anagama firing effects. The top picture shows the white edges that a very hot firing can produce although it does not always happen. The blue/grey on the second pot is from carbon trap colours where the embers have come up against the pot during the firing.
The top picture is of a large floor vase made by Estelle and fired near the front of our anagama. It has a wonderful flow of ash which ended well before reaching the base and sticking the pot onto the shelf. The other image is of a square platter of mine showing the flame patterns written into the clay. This only happens with a long firing and very consistent stoking routines.
The Chinese tenmoku bowl with the leaf is a wonderful example of this type of pottery. I am not sure whether it is modern or ancient but I wouldn't mind owning it. The sun picture is a still image taken from a TV screen. It just seemed to be so unusual.
These two works are by local or ex-local potters. The small pieces are by Annette Bull from Clive who hasn't been potting for very long but is doing some interesting work. The sculptural piece is by Liz Earth who used to live in Hawke's Bay but now lives in Waikanai in the Wellington district. Liz has always done interesting although sometimes strange work.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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