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Pottery Fired in the Anagama

Pieces from the Third Firing, Page 1:


pottery from the third anagama firing The third firing was deadful. As was the fourth. As it turns out, I was firing without enough air. In the fifth and sixth firings I let in more air and the results dramatically improved. Just look at all that purple black crud. Not only is it gross, it feels nasty too.

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pottery from the third anagama firing Bowl
OM-3
Inside glazed with Korean Celadon.

This clay body made some interesting crystal growths, but where it was thin on the backside (brown surface), the glaze shivered violently and dangerously -- projectile shivering if you can imagine.

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pottery from the third anagama firing

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pottery from the third anagama firing

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pottery from the third anagama firing

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pottery from the third anagama firing

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pottery from the third anagama firing

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pottery from the third anagama firing Bowl
Sculpture Buff
Yakishime

I don't like this piece, however, there are some interesting crystal growths here as well.

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pottery from the third anagama firing These dots are conical, like limpet shells.

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pottery from the third anagama firing If you look closely, you can see faint snowflake crystals. The bowl is covered with a flurry of them -- but they're visible only when viewed from the right angle in the right light.

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