Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anagama Fired Hanaire

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Special Anagama Effects

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Anagama Firing Effects

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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Close Ups of Anagama Firing Effects

These are close up photographs of the anagama firing effects we achieved from our kiln.  Not everything came out so spectacularly  More next time.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Two Round Images

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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

More NZ Potters Work

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.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

More from NZP Exhibition

Two more images from the NZ Potters Exhibition.  The sculptural piece with cranes is by Yi-Ming Lin from Leeston in the South Island of New Zealand.  It is one part of a group of three which made a beautiful set.  The black and white pieces are by Jenny Shearer from Paraparaumu Beach near Wellington.