Chris Gustin's big anagama in South Dartmouth, Mass., about 45 minutes from here, was fired last week and will be opened Friday, Sept. 25, starting at 9 a.m. I've fired several times in this kiln, though not for the past two years. Since its rebuilding a couple of years ago, the three-chamber kiln has been producing magnificent pots. Chris is well-known nationally for his big pots and he gets some lovely things out of this kiln. Those alone are worth seeing emerge from the firebox. But there are 15 other potters involved in the six-day firings and the anagama chamber and two noborigama chambers hold many, many of their pots in addition to Chris's. The top photo is from two years ago, one of the two atmospheric noborigama chambers behind the anagama. This will be an unloading and sale worth seeing. Go to gustinceramics.com for more detailed information and for directions to the Gustin pottery.
I make and sell functional pottery at Hatchville Pottery in Hatchville, a neighborhood of the town of Falmouth, at the west end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I'm a former journalist - 20 years as a photographer, writer and editor - who began to make pottery about 20 years ago in Alexandria, VA. My training is in pots for eating, drinking and displaying flowers, often with an Asian or late British influence. Hamada Shoji, Phil Rogers, Dan Finnegan, Nakazato Takashi, Kanzaki Shiho are all influences.
Married 40 years to Dee, a massage therapist in Falmouth, with one child, Marcus.
To see more of my pots, go to my website at http://web.me.com/hatchvillepottery/Site/Home.html
DIRECTIONS TO THE POTTERY: We are at 494 Boxberry Hill Rd. in East Falmouth. Take the Route 151/Mashpee exit off Route 28 in North Falmouth, go east on 151 to the first flashing light, take a right onto Boxberry Hill. We're about a quarter mile down on the right, at the corner of Brady Drive. Call 508-563-1948 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org