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Here's one of two larger jars that were fired in the 20th firing of the Notre Dame woodfired kiln: anagama. The firing lasted 7 days, and utilized roughly 10 cords of wood...all harvested from the Notre Dame University Campus.

This jar measures 12.5 inches tall and 11.5 inches in diameter. It comes with its own custom-made Paulonia-wood box. I had to send to Japan to have this box made for the piece.


This pot was fired on its side, resting on three sea shells. It's "sideways orientation" contributes to the lateral running lines of natural ash glaze from all that wood. during combustion in the firebox, the wood releases fly-ash to the kiln, containing soluble salts, and enzyme-gathered minerals which the trees needed - dictated by their particular biology - and stored in the bark and cambium layer.

While we potters cannot claim a small carbon footprint on any individual piece, when you consider that you may enjoy this for a lifetime and still be able to pass it along to someone, the size of its footprint diminishes.

In addition, its presence with you will infuse it with memories and relationships....it will become more beautiful over time...as will you, in those relationships.

A fine gift to yourself, or perhaps the solution to an upcoming gifting occasion. Enjoy!

Price includes packing, shipping and insurance to all continental US destinations.

(International Customers: please ignore the flat-rate $75 shipping rate and email me, telling me the identification number of the piece(s) you are interested in. Include your shipping address. I will get an exact quote to you and can email you a PayPal invoice if you decide to purchase. You may reach me at [email protected] )

Firing Process: Wood-fired
Type of Work: large jars (tsubo)


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