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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.

‘Anagamania’ -25- 穴窯図:Anagama Project News latest (summer 2015)

– MINI_ANAGAMA WORKSHOP – for Intwernational Ceramics Festival in Wales 21st June ~ 5th July – Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales 15 days workshop – the limited tickets for applicants can be booked [booking is ready now with the officials … Continue reading

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Boxes for Chawan and Stationery : 茶碗の箱と文房四宝

Several months ago, 2 American potter-friends gave me their very nice 茶碗 ’Chawan’ as friendship gifts. I got wooden boxes made in Japan and have been thinking about 銘 ‘Mei’ [a special names] for them. I also had to name … Continue reading

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A Trio of My Little Gems : 愛玩小壺 [from my collection]

I have some little pots, displayed in my room. They are pretty small objects among my larger pottery collection. Most of visitors have overlooked as their attention have gone to some large vessels in the room. However, with interesting personal … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -24- 蹴轆轤 Ballantyne’s Kickwheel

Siberian chill in the air, but I could find a few signs of spring in my secret woods. My kiln-site has survived through winter wind blows and I should be able to put myself in full action really soon. As … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -23- 夏の穴窯築き:Anagama Projects (summer 2015)

I am going to be rather busy with 2 Anagama projects in summer this year. The first project is with the International Ceramics Festival 3rd-5th July in Aberystwyth as the festival committee asked me to build (a) mini-Anagama for this … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year [2105] of the Sheep [Goat] : 謹賀新年

一年の計は元旦にあり : New year’s day is the key of the year. Wishing All wood-firers ‘Have a Prosperous Year’.& All wood-fired vessel lovers ‘Have a Great Discovery for Your Collections’. (Gas)

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‘Anagamania’ -22- 楽窯道具 – New Raku Tools –

As I use my ‘Raku-gama 楽窯’ for firing ‘Chawan 茶碗’ only, I have been thinking about my Raku tools should be designed and made for my purpose. Just about 2 weeks ago, I got my new Raku tools made by … Continue reading

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