Category Archives: kiln-building (kamatsuki)

‘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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‘Anagamania’ -12- 穴窯築き : Progress So Far 構築の過程

I took time with my progress of my latest Anagama ‘Moby’ as I work alone in the woods. A big soft candle flame wrapped with heavy hard bricks It was my simple Anagama concept but it was not easy in … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -10- 穴窯築き : About Anagama Design

Designing Anagama is quite tricky as all wood-firers have different ideals of their kilns. It all depends on what kind of pottery a potter would like to make in the end. If you would want good wood-firings quickly and economically, … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -9- 穴窯築き : The Anagama Former

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Once the former for the new kiln (Anagama) has been done, a visible change of Anagama ‘Moby’ made me feel satisfied. I am happy with my new kiln design. All patient preparations I have done, started taking shape. I know … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -8- 穴窯築き : Kiln Bricks & the Arch Support

Every time I built a new Anagama, I kept its simple shape but changed minor details in order to improve my wood-firing. Although latest Anagama ‘Moby’ design still hasn’t got anything proper (i.e. a fire-box, an ash-pit, a bag-wall and … Continue reading

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‘Anagamania’ -7- 穴窯築き : Latest Anagama Project & Kiln Bricks

I have been working on my latest Anagama ‘Moby’ project in the woods near my town Tring. My Anagama design is based on mainly my late master, Furutani Michio (1946-2000) and many Mediaeval Japanese kiln-sites I saw in Japan. I … Continue reading

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