Thursday, December 26, 2013

Seasons Greetings to All

Seasons Greetings to all.  These two pots from our anagama were made by Estelle and both have some very special colours and effects, none of which could have been predicted.  With only the long firing to produce the colours I can only marvel at the results of anagama firings.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some Larger Pots

These are two of Estelle's pots from our anagama kiln.  The round pot of about 300 mm. diameter was made without any trimming.  The pot is very light having been made from a straight cylinder and then filled out from the inside.  The floor vase was about 420 mm. high.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Five Small Anagama Fired Pots

Here are five small anagama fired pots now at Everyday Needs in Auckland.  The three at the top are kakehana or hanging flower vases.  They have a small metal loop at the back from which they hang. The other two are small vases from the first firing we had of our anagama.

Friday, December 13, 2013

More Pots at Everyday Needs

These are two more pots at Everyday Needs.  Also I would like to tell you that my book has now been published and I have contacted those who expressed an interest earlier.  I will put more details on my blog later.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Some Pots

These are two of Estelle's anagama fired pieces which I have had stored for a long time.  Recently Katie Lockhart of Everyday Needs in Auckland took these two pots and a number of others to sell in her shop or use in her Interior Design business.  If you are interested in them you will now need to make contact with her.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

From the Car Park at Newstead Abbey

The old red Government post box near Newstead Abbey is an unusual sight these days and I was intrigued with the pattern a car tyre had left in the snow in the car park.