What an amazing community project: the firing of an anagama kiln against a backdrop of rainforest! Coming across this is perfect timing, as I am unable to make it to a raku firing that Gary told me takes place this Sunday. While it’s no substitute for the actual experience, this presentation is truly grand. The setting is the wilds of Denman Island, the project was spearheaded by Gordon Hutchens, the year was 2010. You will witness a bisque firing of the kiln that took him two years to build. Hutchens’ site says that at “age 14 he saw several examples of the real thing in Japan and has continued to carry those images in his mind ever since.” This slide show is nearly five minutes long, so grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy it without hurrying. It’s such a pleasure to see the range of pieces, the animated faces, the primal nature of the fire, and the finished pieces. An umpteen centuries-old method of firing takes place before your very eyes. It is a special opportunity. I like the feel of the slide show…a hint of the length of time, the constant need to feed the fire, the lengths of wood. Community members chat, nibble, work overnight, and evoke an intense sense of excitement and anticipation. Enjoy!
Tagsancient history Archie Bray Foundation Art art exhibition Art History Artisan Tiles artists art news art projects Arts Arts and Crafts Movement Arts and Crafts style arts writing Bernard Leach blog British Columbia Canada Canadian news Ceramic Art and Pottery Ceramic glaze Ceramics Ceramics and Pottery Ceramic Tiles Ceramists China Chinese ceramics clay colored slip Cooking Crafts creative encounter creative endeavor Creative Process Creativity daily blogging DIY do-it-yourself English video exhibition Gardening Greenhouse hand-building Holiday greetings Holidays How-to Japan materials and techniques Montana news briefs Open Studio oral history personal porcelain Port Moody postaday2011 pottery Raku Rudy Autio sculpture Shoji Hamada slide show Smithsonian oral history Spring summer vacation surface decoration Techniques and Styles terracotta terra cotta The Port Moody Arts Centre Tile underglazes US news video Visual Arts WordPress
Top Posts (last 48 hours)
Top Clicks (last 72 hours)