Category Archives: kiln-site (kamaba)

‘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’ -20- 捨間 – ‘Sutema’ (Wasting Chamber) –

Although I kept basic design of kiln shape, my latest anagama ‘Moby’ has several minor changes in details from the kilns I built previously. Until now, I haven’t shown my ‘Moby’s Sutema’ 捨間. It was done a while ago. The … Continue reading

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‘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’ -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’ -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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‘Anagamania’ -6- 穴窯築き : Back in the Woods – Kamatsuki

I am back in my secret woods working alone and trying to finish my latest ‘Anagama Moby’ project. I started the project just over 3 years ago. First of all, my progress of kiln-building project was hugely hindered because the … Continue reading

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