Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chris Gustin Anagama Opening Friday

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 for more detailed information and for directions to the Gustin pottery.

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