Wood firing @ Peters Valley Anagama 2016

Wood firing @ Peters Valley Anagama 2016

FEEDING THE DRAGON

Today’s New Jersey Herald published another story in the series about our latest firing of the anagama kiln at Peters Valley with master potter, Shiro Otani.  It’s a great inside look at a long process, and I am excited to be featured in it.  Take a look at what it’s like to spend five days feeding the dragon.  Shiro Otani is truly a master, and in addition an incredible artist, teacher and guide.  He’s also immensely generous. What a privilege to be a part of this one.  Pictures of my pieces to come as I get the pieces cleaned up.

 

 

Thanks to Shiro Otani, Bruce Dehnert, Kristin Muller, and Peter’s Valley.

 

 

Click the link for the story, more pictures of the firing and videos from the woods.

 

 

http://www.njherald.com/20160901/feeding-the-dragon-at-peters-valley#

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 degrees

2000 degrees

This is hotter than a bisque firing!  (That’s the first firing that dries a piece of pottery before it is glazed and fired to maturity).

Lava approaching a town on the same island where my parents are.

 

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Peter’s Valley School of Craft

Peter’s Valley School of Craft

I will be bringing my work to the Peter’s Valley Fine Craft Fair this year.  Stay tuned…

 

I spent many of my summers at Peter’s Valley and have met great numbers of artist and educators. It has been my go to place for any ceramics related topics. Peter’s Valley provides extraordinary experiences with all of firing methods such as Salt/Soda, Raku and Pit, and Wood fire, which includes Anagama, Naborigama, Fast-fire.

Pere's Valley Naborigama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The facility is part of The National Park Service system surrounded by  the wild. You can see bears, foxes, deer and occasionally human….

July 2013 wood fire @ Warwick, NY

July 2013 wood fire @ Warwick, NY

4th of July firing.  Lots of kiln and fire pictures here…

 

 

Outdoor glazing

Outdoor Glazing

 

Last minute renovation

Last minute renovation

 

Kiln shed

Kiln shed
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Body Reduction at Cone010

Smoke during Body Reduction at Cone010
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We are done

We are done