Category Archives: anagamania

‘Anagamania’ -19- 森で冬期作陶 – No Winter Hibernation –

After completing my Anagama ‘Moby’ this summer, I have been trying to concetrate on potting at my open-air studio in the woods. Now it is time for me to prove my ‘Moby’ is almost perfect for reproducing beauty of Japanese … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -18- 森の’白鯨陶房’ – Soft Roofing for ‘Moby’ Site

My open-air pottery studio (including my kilns) in the secret woods have got soft tarpaulin covers. From the very first stage of this Anagama project, I had an idea of an open-air studio with ‘Soft-Roofing’ (i.e. camouflage tarpaulins and collapsible … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -17- 穴窯 白鯨 – Anagama ’MOBY’ Completed

Yes, finally on the last day of July 2014, my anagama ‘Moby 白鯨’ was completed. When I started thinking about this project a few years ago, I had a few things I wanted to achieve, 1. – Building anagama which … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -16- 穴窯独り焚き Anagama Firing in Solitude

Recently I received a few messages from Australia. (Gas) Hello Gas.I enjoy keeping an eye on your anagama adventures. Thanks for that. I’ve recently buit my own anagama and will be firing it for the second time in a couple … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -15- 穴窯築き : 小さな窯 (2) Mini-Anagama Completed

Sim Taylor was extremely kind to send me the images of his “Chiisana Kama” (mini-anagama) designed and constructed by himself, which has just been completed. (Gas) Dear Gas, Anagama Complete. Sutema constructed, front and rear checkers cut and positioned and … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -14- 穴窯築き : Anagama Design 小さな窯 Mini-gama

I have a few pyromaniac friends whom I haven’t met yet, but I feel like having close friends who have been trying something very similar to achieve. Not many potters are brave enough to talk about a failed wood-firing. Here’s … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -13- 穴窯築き : Anagama Design デザインの選択

Through Facebook, I made a new distant pyromaniac friend. He is Joe Bruhin who has been making his Iga type pots in Arkansas (USA) and I am showing here what he wrote me. Hello Gas, thanks so much for your … Continue reading

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