I make functional woodfired stoneware -‘honest pots’ as one customer described them recently -which I hope will be enjoyed in everyday use. All pots are made on the wheel and are fired in a wood fired, ‘anagama’ style kiln. I use various ash and shino glazes but mostly the pots are left unglazed to record the passage of the flame with flashing and deposits of fly-ash.
Having demolished the two chamber climbing kiln which I had been using since 2001, I built my current anagama kiln which I fired for the first time in mid-2011.
Experimentation with the body clay, packing of the kiln and the firing schedule are on-going.