Half Moon

Two firings begin this week. I have my 10kw electric kiln firing tomorrow followed by the wood kiln on Thursday. 

I’m still making! 

Tonight I need to select pieces and make sure everything is dry. 

It’s been amazing working on ideas at such an intense pace, with lots of unknowns but surrounded by the stimulating landscape of Shigaraki. 

Most days have either started or ended with cycling out to collect samples and inspiration. Without the bike this would be a much more limited experience - so I feel very fortunate that so much is within reach. 

One month is a very short space of time to realise a project like this, but I’ve used my time well, having now reached the half way point. 

Once the wood firing is completed, I’ll have a couple of days to organise the exhibition which previews on the 23rd October. 

I look forward to that day!

 

 Camelia from Hiroshima on clay tile.

Camelia from Hiroshima on clay tile.

 Sita’s wood fired pieces in the gallery.

Sita’s wood fired pieces in the gallery.

 Deep in Spider Web Forest.

Deep in Spider Web Forest.

 Visiting Nate’s firing.

Visiting Nate’s firing.

 Nate’s results look impressive...

Nate’s results look impressive...

 Moon rising over Heiwado!

Moon rising over Heiwado!