Garrett's Kiln God brought us luck today as the mini Anagama was unloaded.
Everyone seemed happy including me as this little turn of fate allowed me to experience a wood firing for the first time - and in Japan!
Factors such as heat, glazing, ash deposits, position in the kiln and proximity to other wares all play a part.
It was interesting to place totally unglazed pieces in the kiln and see them transform subtly with fire flashes and a delicate green glaze in one case.
To find out about Anagama firing go to: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagama_kilni
I am also hoping to collaborate with an exciting U.K. based Anagama project in Oxford - see here for more details: http://www.oxfordanagama.org/
Huang and Kim So with Watarai San, Yabe San and Garrett.
More sake cup than tea bowl - tried and tested this evening!
My katakana initial 'A'