A close up shot of a wood fired porcelain bowl.
During the 4 day firing, wood ash is carried through the kiln by the flames and draught. Ash settles in bowls, on the shoulders of jars and anywhere else it can gain a foothold. It will also stick to molten glaze as is the case here. The celadon glaze is modified considerably, develops this frosty surface as the fluid ash flows down the outside of the bowl.
This was one of my favourite pots from the firing, unfortunately moments after I took this photo, I dropped it. It always happens to your favourites.
The first possible test pieces for upcoming anagama wood firing. #stoneware#anagama#blackengobe#ceramics / Also this phone is suggesting that I'm at juustokakkutehdas (= CHEESE CAKE FACTORY). Well unfortunately I'm not but I got a bit courious where is one 🤔🤔
#menasžaliems : Ar žinote, kas yra anagama? Anagama – rytietiško tipo krosnis. Japonų kalba „anagama“ reiškia „krosnis kalne“. Į Japoniją ši degimo technika, kuriai jau daugiau nei du tūkstančiai metų, atkeliavo iš Korėjos. Anagamoje degamų darbų paviršiai yra išskirtiniai – įgauna įvairius atspalvius bei faktūras, netradicinius blizgesio variantus. Degant kitose krosnyse tokie efektai neįmanomi. Anagamoje degimas gali trukti nuo septynių dienų iki ištisų savaičių – krosnis nuolat kūrenama ištisą parą. Naudojamos smalingos malkos, kurios dega didele liepsna ir nesudaro daug anglių. Tokios malkos dedamos per priekines anagamos dureles, o paskutinėmis degimo dienomis – ir per šonines angas, kad pelenais pasidengtų visi dirbiniai, o jų paviršiuje susiformuotų plonaglazūrė danga.
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Kūrinys - Eglės Einikytės „Širdis“ (fragmentas).
Tomorrow we unpack the kiln, it has been cooling for the last week. It's always nerve wracking opening the kiln, a mixture of excitement and pure terror, as we find out if it has been successful or a tremendous waste of wood and effort.
This bowl was from the last firing.
Svend Bayer will be selling his private collection of his early work at Hatfield Art in Clay in August. The bulk of it was made whilst he was apprenticed to Michael Cardew at Wendford Bridge. Included are bowls, plates, screwtop jars and bottles and very iconic iron-decorated work. Most importantly, his VERY FIRST TWO BIG POTS also feature in this collection. This is going to be a very special one-off sale by one of the best woodfiring potters in this country, a chance to aquire some really amazing pieces not seen by the public before.
When I opened the email from @thestudiopotter this morning, my first reaction was "hey that looks like me" 😹 Didn't realize the magazine had this photo with them...Immediately felt nostalgic about being inside the #anagama @gustinceramics studio, could see all my friends there, me waiting for someone to pass a piece inside, Chris loading the kiln in the background and as usual @shinopots47 catching that moment... Thanks #elenorwilson for bringing up sweet memories and also for the brilliant precise write up on the @woodfirenc Check out the article here: https://studiopotter.org/news/best-thing-north-carolina-last-week #ashwinibhat#oncollaboration#thestudiopotter
A few of my pieces while still laid out on the driveway, a great way to see the full kiln load! I may need to re-fire that first piece to make it usable but it is soooo beautifully organic I just may keep it as is.
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It's kiln opening day!!! The kiln gods were smiling on us. My Facebook followers should check my Instagram feed to see more.
Pics on my website soon CarolLynnPottery.com / instagram @carollynnpottery / #carollynnpottery