Friday, January 8, 2010

Estelle's Cylinder from First Firing

These two images are of a cylinder Estelle made and fired in our first anagama firing. The colours are unique and we never ever came close to these colours in any subsequent firing. Later we learned that the throwing ridges should have been softened by running a wet chamois over the surface before the pot was removed from the wheel but a photo of this pot was much admired by our Japanese friends when we were in Japan in 1982.


  1. A lovely pot, Bruce, no matter how soft the throwing ridges are.

  2. I love the throwing ridges, reminds me of a coiled pot, lovely colors.