There are several ways to fire pottery. One of the more ancient and lesser-known methods is using the Anagama kiln.
Many potters today typically use an electric kiln, which can easily control the temperature, however the colors of glaze and textures that an Anagama kiln produces are far more unique.
For Anagama, potters use several kinds of firewood and kindling and they have to keep close watch on the kiln for 4 days and nights. The color and texture of the surface changes depending on factors such as where the item is placed in the kiln and the density of oxygen within the kiln.
We carry beautiful, unique vases that were meticulously fired in the Anagama kilns, so we hope you can appreciate the time that our talented artisans pour into these vases.