Six days in and my test firing is underway. 

Lots of interesting challenge to keep foliage from Hiroshima fresh and selecting local materials, such as sasa (bamboo), too.

The 5KW electric kiln will be ready by morning which will help me on to the next phase. 

I’m also preparing some additional work inspired by my project and the wider experience of returning to Japan. I hope to include this in the exhibition later in the month. 

It’s been fun to see two other artists from Bristol joining the residency! - Wen Hsi and Martin Harman. 

The Exhibition Hall has re-opened with another inspiring show. I may make some iPhone sketches like last year.

Now off to fireworks in the town...