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A view through the main firebox
Evening : day 5 of the firing
One of my pieces
The Syracuse Ceramic Guild and Syracuse University held a wood fire workshop featuring guest artist Simon Levin. During the workshop the Anagama kiln at Syracuse University was fired. Guild members were invited to bring some of our own work (in a cone 10 clay body) to include in the kilns load. The Anagama kiln was fired continuously for about 6 days in shifts by Syracuse University students and Syracuse Ceramic Guild volunteers.
The pots I included were left unglazed. I wanted to see the full effect that the wood firing would have on the clay body as well as the shape of the form. This is why I chose a straight sided and a rounded form. The actual color variations seen on my pieces are created by the fly ash and flames as they swirl and flow throughout the kiln. Ash accumulates on the pots surface and melts on/into the clay body to become the actual glaze.