With just two firing a year (this year just one) there is always a period where I take a deep breath and look at what came out of the kiln. A time, where the latest pots will show me a road to go down. I examine them again and again, reading their stories. The interaction between and fire and the clay. The surface that results from the flame dropping ash and heat as it travels over the pots, leaving it's mark of nature, has always fascinated me.
Here are a few more to look at.
I try to fire the New London Anagama twice a year. This year because of a trip to Korea and Japan the kiln only got fired once. We fired in September this year, the firing had it's share of problems. I try not to make the same mistakes twice... these problems were all in the new mistake category. Nice to know that there is always something new to learn. Any way here are a few photo's of some of the pots that came out of the fall 2012 firing.