Carol and Arthur Rosser's anagama
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Here we are with the kiln about eight years ago when it was first fired. The metal sections are lined with ceramic fibre and lift up to allow access to the interior. In this initial configuration a central wall ran along the length of the kiln up to about where Carol is sitting. This effectively divided the kiln into two kilns side by side, each with its own firebox. We used this arrangement to investigate the natural ash effects from different sorts of wood in the early firings. We are very particular about what sort of wood we use, and never use arbitrary mixtures of unknown sorts.

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At right is the kiln in a later configuration, after the central wall was removed. The lid sections make packing relatively easy but the hot face layer of fibre on each lid has to be renewed after two or three firings.

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