This is a selection of tokkuri (Japanese Sake bottles) by the kiln ready to be loaded. The ones on the left were by Fujii Sensei the others by Estelle and me. The second picture is of the 2nd. stack inside the kiln showing some of the tokkuri placed on the floor of the kiln where they would be covered by the ash and embers from the side stoking port visable at the upper left.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Kamaka anagama is about 500 cub. ft. and was usually fired over a nine to ten day period. The wood stacked in this photo is only about one third of the total we used in a firing. Once the fire was established we would stoke with large bundles of wood every five to seven minutes twenty-four hours a day for the full length of the firing.