Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Anagama Mama" and Results

Quick shot of the kiln interior before stoking during the afternoon kiln shift on Saturday
I thought it was just a quip while we were firing, but it may just stick. Joseph Sand referred to me as the "anagama mama" the other weekend for working the front chamber of his kiln and posted this on his most recent blog post.I went to pick up my pottery last week and was pleased with the results. Joseph's kiln opening sale is this coming Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th. I highly recommend going if just to see his very shiny pieces from this past firing!
Here are some of my results from the firing:
Cream and sugar

Mug with some really sexy orange-peeling!

Compost Crock

Compost Crock and Lid

I had a few dishes where the glaze went a little crazy, but not enough to make it a second!

Interior of lidded jar. The celedon glaze was quite vivid on the interiors of several pieces

Bottles were shiny and beautiful. Some were rather metallic-looking!


Anonymous said...

I really like the dark, glossy color of these pieces: it makes them look very rich and luxurious. The 'crazy' glaze looks nice too, but I guess it is like a weed (anything growing in the wrong place): if you can't reproduce it or don't intend it, it isn't a desirable outcome. Anyway, these are very beautiful and I look forward to seeing more of your work.


Michael Mahan said...

I love that salt. Makes me want to build another kiln. Not yet, though. We're firing Tuesday.

Liberty Stoneware said...

Thanks for the comments! Knock on wood, I have not had anything disastrous come out of Joseph's kiln (yet). At the Triad Pottery Festival people kept asking what my metallic glaze was, and it was just the salt! Well, and the clay body. Michael, you may be in luck if you're interesting in helping build a kiln! I'm scheming for one this fall, I'll keep you posted if you're interested.