This vessel was fired in a Japanese style Anagama kiln and is made of a coarse white stoneware clay . The piece fired for ~ 100 hours in the firebox and was completely buried in ash for a large portion of the firing. On rare occasions the ash turns purple and picks up a metallic hint like it did for this piece. Super crusty and textured with deep color. It also has a beautiful red drip" as well. This is a a hell of a woodfire pot.
Noborigama kilns are fired using an ancient 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 this piece its beautiful, one of a kind, rustic finish!
Functional vase or sculpture
Food, microwave and dishwasher safe.