I went to Kashihara, Japan for a month to study traditional clay and ceramic techniques and wood firing. It was absolutely the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.
Here’s the first installment of my Mindful Making series: coffee crave. The coffee beans were coated with iron dioxide before the first round of firing, bisque fire, and no glaze was applied. The color and sheen is all credited to the magic wood firing–anagama, which were done by our group in shifts for three days non stop. The coffee bean prints were created by a stamp made by me.