Kamaka Pottery – Anagama
Since 1983 we have worked soley [solely] with Anagama, extending our range from Tea Ceremony Wares to Ikebana and Floral Art containers and other special pieces.
Every year the pots from this kiln attain their own personality and special effects from the fire. From each firing we are building on our knowledge and understanding. The simplicity of form and subtlety of colour is enhanced by the sensitive use of flowers, leaves, branches in these pots. In pots other than the flower containers, enjoyment is best achieved by practical use.
We are hoping that by exhibiting our pots with Clayshapes to develope [develop] a sympathetic understanding of the beauty of fire on clay: a perception that cracks, distortions and fire-flashings can add to the naturalness of Anagama fired vessels. We feel that the effects from Anagama are similar in colour and feeling to rocks under a mountain stream, moss covered stones and the warm colours of volcanic material. A dialogue [of nature].
We hope that you will enjoy these pots and that you will perceive our sincere endeavour.
Collections of Kamaka Anagama:
Private: Japan, Australia, U.S.A., New Zealand.
Rotorua District Council.
H.B. Art Gallery & Museum.
Albany Village Pottery.
Gisborne Art Gallery.
Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan. (Jointly with Mr. Sanyo Fujii)
Richmond Gallery, Canada (with N.Z. Society of Potters.)
Fletcher Brownbuilt 1986. Merit Award – Bruce.
Fletcher Challenge 1987. Merit Award – Bruce.