Wood-firing (kamataki) with Svend

One of my potter friends, Svend Bayer is regarded as the best wood-fire potter in the U.K. and his fame is worldwide.  I went to help at his latest 4-day firing in Devon last week.  It was a great pleasure to work with him and I liked his simple life style, keeping everything tidy and clean around the pottery.  

I always find progress in his pots, something small but a new approach.  I look forward to his solo exhibition in Oxford next week.  Click here for more about his exhibition information .

(Svend doesn’t fancy posing for cameras and I selected old but rather nice photos of him)

About Gas

Hi, I am a wood-fire potter, living and working in the Japanese tradition in Tring, Hertfordshire (UK). Following mediaeval potter's wisdom, I design and build simple wood-fired kilns called 'anagama' for long period of firing and 'raku-gama' for quick (glazed tea bowl) firing. My anagama firing usually takes 9 - 10 days.
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