I make pots for use, either for food or flowers, and as decoration. My interest lies largely in the firing of the pots - the intimacy of woodfiring is very special to me, and I want my pots to show that process. So I am concentrating on glazes and clays which best record the narrative of the flame. My journey has only just begun, and I feel I have a long but enjoyable road to travel.
Anagama, Fired - wood, Glazes - shino, Stoneware, Thrown.
Availability: - from studio
Glazes - various shino glazes, celedon and other glazes sometimes used. Also use china clay slips.
Kiln: 25 cu ft tube kiln with flat kiln shelf/fibre roof. Fired to cone 13 front, cone 11 at the back, over 36 hours. Sometimes do shorter firings for non-shino glazed wares. Ash/sawdust is often thrown in during firings - sometimes put charcoal on pots too.