Here is a couple of pieces from my last firing. Using my latest method of firing this kiln (see last post) I can now really push heavy reduction throughout the kiln. All pieces are from a mixture of clays using a lot of grog for temper, and have a good coat of an iron oxide wash.
The iron and heavy reduction gives a nice grey sheen to the pieces. This is a great unglazed look for a pine or juniper. Here is a commissioned piece for a beautiful pine:
I enjoyed designing this pot, with the tree design in mind. Here is the other side:
I also fired some other bonsai forms. Here is a medium nanban, perfect for a literati style evergreen tree:
Here is a commissioned nanban, very rustic, measuring 17 inches across. It was quite a lot of work being coil built, and it required a lot of pinching!
Here is the bottom; a double ringed foot for support and five drainage holes and tie down holes:
All in all it was a very successful firing with all cone packs looking identical. I am quite fortunate to the the kiln gods looking over my creations. Enjoy!