The result of a long firing and very even and regular stoking the flame patterns have been written into this platter. The white edgings on this cut sided vase only happen in a very hot firing and is quite unusual. What wonderful results can come from fire on clay - nothing else was added.
These two pictures are close ups of the glaze effects from the long wood firing in our Anagama, The pots go in the kiln without any slip or glaze coating - just dry clay. The firing of about ten days gives many coatings of ash which melts and combines with the clay surface to produce these magnificent colours and effects. No wonder we thought it worthwhile to put so much effort into the firings.
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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