This is our anagama (and us). Purists might say this is not a real anagama but should be called a tube kiln. Regardless of the name, the firing principle is the same: have a huge pile of wood on hand and keep firing until enough ash has landed on the pots to form decorative effects.

The metal bits are liftable lid sections lined with ceramic fibre. They make packing easy but need regular repairs because wood ash attacks the surface of the fibre.

Except where otherwise stated the glaze effects on the pots shown on this site are due entirely  to ash deposited naturally in the extended anagama firings.

More about this kiln can be found here (external link)