Cups for the Dragon Kiln
These fresh stoneware cups are drying. Four Buddhas and two Boddhisattvas. I made these cups using a traditional Korean technique perfected in Japan, called Mishima. The leather hard clay is incised with designs, then the incisions are inlaid with coloured slip.
They'll go into a big communal firing in the wood-fired Anagama (Dragon) Kiln of potter Gordon Hutchens. Only a handful of these giant, deep-chambered, fire-breathing kilns exist in the world, contemporary resurrections of an ancient technology.
These cups will go naked into the kiln - with no glaze applied to the outside - the ancient alchemy of the Anagama will glaze them with smoke, ash, and fire.
Posted by Bronwyn at 12:46 AM