The Clay Studio of Missoula will host a pre-conference anagama firing Oct 5-14, with kiln unloading oct 21, 2018. Special guests Jody Johnstone and Scott Ross will lead the firing along with assistance from current and past woodfire residents Scott McClellan, Casey Zablocki, and Chris Drobnock. To register visit The Clay Studio of Missoula website,
Jody Johnstone is a skilled potter who specializes in Anagama kiln firing. After a traditional two-year apprenticeship in Bizen, Japan with master Isezaki Jun, she moved to Maine and began the design and construction of a 24-foot long Anagama tunnel kiln in 1996. Jody has had over twenty years of practice organizing and leading firings focused on Anagama kilns. -
Scott Ross earned BA degrees in Ceramics and Creative Writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. He received his MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Since 1997, he has been building and firing wood-kilns at his home studio in White Lake, MI.
Kiln loading: Begins on Friday, October 5
During the evening 10/5, join us at the Clay Studio for the exhibition “Woodfired in Missoula” and welcome our International woodfire guests that will be visiting from Helena.
Firing commences once kiln is loaded. Firing will take approximately one week.
Evening Potluck on Sunday, October 14
Cultural Confluence Woodfire Symposium: October 18-20 in Helena, MT
(registration & information: https://www.culturalconfluencewoodfiresymposium.com)
Unloading of Clay Studio Anagama/Site Cleanup: Sunday, October 21
The #balistrerianagama is sealed up and cooling. Reached temperature in the back at 11pm last night and sealed it up. It's been a fun experience and I learned a lot while firing with @fullvictory @johndomenicoartist @john_balistreri_artist and @jlpottery. Can't wait to see the pots and apply that knowledge down @moreancenterforclay on the Anagama I am firing next week.
Whilst recently searching through images of my time in Japan I came across this photo of my sensei’s anagama. I instantly fell in love with it! Every day after lunch my sensei would take a light siesta and I would take myself out to the couch by the kiln and dream about firing it.
It’s all happening at the moment at Arcadia. SYRINX, their enormous anagama (or wood burning kiln) is currently in the middle of firing ceramics as part of a week long workshop for some very lucky potters. You can visit @arcadia_cooroy during our Hinterland Trail on 24th-26th August. You can also visit by appointment from this Friday 17th, throughout the following week. It really is worth a visit to see the sheer size of the kiln and learn from the talented Tania Edwards about the process and how she came to have a Japanese kiln in the hills of Cooroy!
SYRINX makes pizza too btw! Contact Tania on 0422 174 181 for more info or check her out on page 49 of our guide #regram#australianceramics#anagamafired#anagama#woodfiredpottery#womenwhowoodfire#noosaopenstudios2018