Light Wood Fired Tumbler
This bowl has been wood fired in a Noborigama kiln in Pope Valley, CA for two and a half days. Noborigama kilns are an ancient kind of Japanese kiln that are long with terraced steps, allowing the heat to be recycled throughout the kiln as it moves from one chamber to the next higher one.
Near the top of the piece, there is a deep green that looks like glass - this effect is from the ash in the woodfiring. How the ash and flame from the fire land and change the pieces are unpredictable. When ceramicists unload their work from a wood fired kiln, they have to clean the embers and soot off the pot to reveal how the piece was changed and see how their months of work ended.
Kiyomi Koide was raised in Japan and discovered clay in San Miguel de Allende.
Thrown by the artist in Berkeley / Wood fired in Pope Valley.