These pottery pieces have completed their journey by being fired in a wood fired Anagama Kiln.
For the 3 days of the firing, wood ash accumulates on the surfaces of the pots, collecting in the textures and on the curves of the shoulders, necks, sides and tops of the pieces.
Then the wood ash melts, as the kiln rises to 2400 F, forming a glaze on the pots. The kiln then cools for 6 days.
Opening the kiln reveals luscious shades of salmon, green, yellow and toasty browns on the surfaces of the pots.
So very exciting and magical!