Monday, April 26, 2010

April Anagama Firing

During the first full week of April I was part of the Magnusson anagama kiln firing in Tolland, MA. This is a small kiln which has an attached catenary soda chamber and is fired to cone 10/11 within a couple of days. The fuel is primarily pine and hemlock and no hardwoods are used. There is no ash pit; the fire burns directly on the firebox floor. Stacking space is three shelves across and two deep (for the bottom stack).

This was the second time I have fired in this kiln, thus I am still learning the front chamber's effects on my work. Here are a few pieces from this firing (anagama chamber) that I am pleased with:

                          Natural Ash Sake Cup

                               Shino Sake Cup

                Natural Ash Sake Cup w/ Wari Foot

                     Shino Tea Bowl w/ Wari Foot

Friday, April 2, 2010

National Juried Cup Exhibition

I recently had work juried into LUX Center for the Arts' National Juried Cup Exhibition in Lincoln, Nebraska. The show runs April 2 - May 29 and is located at 2601 N. 48th Street. These two pieces were chosen by juror Linda Arbuckle. The show can be viewed online at LUX Center for the Arts.