Spring firing at Kusakabe-san’

On April 14 I went to Kusakabe-san’s place to fire a wood kiln together and at the end at high temperature we threw salt into the kiln and got some beautiful results.




Quite a small effective kiln and hardly any smoke.


The fire box.












View of the glow of the fire through hole in the chimney.




A mixture of sawdust and salt is put on wood which is shoved as far back into the stoke hole for salt-ash glazing.



The opening of the kiln.




Kusakabe-san holding a beautiful bowl.








Our results from the kiln.











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