‘Anagamania’ -3- 穴窯築き: Farewell!My Moby Dick さらば!白鯨

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I was pretty busy past few weeks, as I have to build a new blog and a new website for the wood-fire potters who are badly affected by the ‘Eastern Japan Earthquake’ last month.

Just a day after the earthquake hit East Japan, I started to take my first kiln which was built in 1995 and left standing for a a several years. And it could be the best timing and season for me to move my Anagama into my secret wood.
Farewell ‘Moby Dick’ my first Anagama! … I will see you soon again as a reborn ‘Moby in the wood’ this spring.

Please visit our new blog ‘Ganbare! Kamataki’ and website ‘Kamataki Aid’ for the potters who were most badly affected by the Easten Japan Earthquake. It is not only Mashiko was affected, but also many other less known potteries (for foreigners) in the North were even worsely affected.



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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