Monday, December 13, 2010

Gustin Kiln Firing: November 2010


The Gustin kiln in South Dartmouth, MA was loaded November 6th - 9th, and fired November 10th - 15th. Above is an image of the anagama before the side walls to the firebox were stacked. The chambers were unloaded Saturday, December 4th. Below is an image of the front stack fired:


During the firing of the anagama chamber, we introduced charcoal into the firebox; this was done at the end. You can see how this was done by watching the video below. A total of sixteen bags of natural charcoal were put into the kiln.

video

It was a very good firing...lots of ash and heat. Cone 12, the highest we had in the kiln, was close to a molten mass up front, which means we were close to, if not at, c/14. Here are some of my pieces from the anagama:

(This work is available for purchase; correspondence at lmkoonce@mindspring.com  for pricing, dimensions, descriptions, and more images of particular pieces).

Chawan (Tea Bowls)

SOLD

2

3

SOLD

SOLD

Tokkuri (Sake Flasks)

SOLD

2

SOLD

Guinomi (Sake Cups) 

1

2

SOLD
 
4

SOLD

 6

SOLD
  
8

SOLD

10

11

SOLD

13

14
 
15

16

17

18
19

20

Yunomi (Tea Cups)

SOLD

2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery




2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery

2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery



SOLD
 
SOLD

Bud Vase
NFS
On Exhibition

Incense Burners

SOLD

2

3

4
5







3 comments:

  1. Beautiful effects. What's your thoughts on using the charcoal. I'll have to give it a try some time.

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  2. Pretty amazing effects from such a prolonged firing. I love the richness and coarseness of the clay you're using. Very visceral!

    --Alex

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