Twice fired to melt leftover ash. After the woodfiring this piece had leftover ash so I fired it again to 2350 degrees in a gas kiln to help melt the ash and bring out the beauty in this cup. Woodfired with a hint more glossy appearance.
This piece was fired in a Japanese anagama kiln in Milpitas, California. The piece fired for ~ 90 hours. Anagama kilns are an ancient firing technique used in Asia in the 5th century!
My wood-fire pieces are literally one of a kind and simply can not be re-produced exactly even if I wanted to. The claybody, firing, wood used, placement in the kiln could all be replicated and the kiln would still choose to "glaze" and fire the piece differently.
The buildup of wood-ash throughout the firing melts and naturally glazes the pot. It gives the teabowl its beautiful, one of a kind, rustic finish !
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.