Category Archives: wood-firing (kamataki)

‘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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‘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’ -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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Shell Wadding and Echizen Potter Kumano Kurouemon

I received a couple of emails from Mark Titchner last month. (Gas) Dear Gas, I was interested to read your comments about the use of shells as wadding for pots and I tend to agree with you. I would be … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Wood-firing; Fantasy and Reality

It seems that studio potters worldwide have fantastic dreams about wood-fired pottery. I was born and grew up in Japan, and moved to the UK over 20 years ago. I am also one of dreamers that believes in wood-fring with … Continue reading

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