Articles and other published material
is a list of books and articles
which mention our
At right: anagama chimney after heavy stoking
"We built the pottery across a creek from the small and decrepit farmhouse, next to the collapsed dairy."
Growing Trees for Woodfiring Pottery in Australia Aug 1989 Republished online here (external link)
"Only brutishly insensitive woodfirers have never asked themselves 'Is woodfiring contributing to global pollution? Does my use of wood encourage the destruction of trees? Do these pots justify the burning of all this wood?'"
Continuity and Change Pottery in Australia Vol 33 No 4 1994 Republished online here
"....the stands of gums that we planted 17 years ago have turned degraded hilly pasture into an impressive forest, and the tree ferns we planted around the house are higher than the house itself."
Tropical Anagama Ceramics Art and Perception magazine issue 18 1994 Republished online here (external link)
"The large amount of glass, not present in previous firings, is a worry. The melaleuca is going to provide copious fluid ash glaze. Should we shorten the firing? Somehow we cannot persuade ourselves that less can be better and decide to stay with the 90 hour target."
Double or Nothing Ceramics Technical magazine issue 4 1997 Republished online here (external link)
"Splitting the kiln encourages experimentation, since not all of the pots need be at risk. If good results are obtained with a particular wood, the sensible thing is to stick with that wood, and explore its possibilities before looking further. With the split kiln you can do this on one side, and try a variety of wood types on the other."
Degrees of Intimacy Pottery in Australia Vol 37 No 4 1998 Republished online here
"In optimistic moments I like to think that in a world where perfection of finish is commonplace, the textures of long wood fired pieces will be in demand as an antidote for the smooth blandness so easily produced industrially."
Split Decision The Log Book Issue 3 August 2000 Republished online here (external link)
"The wall's demise was hastened by the fact that it had only one influential friend in the management team: I liked it, but Carol felt it was an offence against the natural order."
The Extra Mile The Log Book Issue 71 2017 Republished online here (external link)
"The best results always have an element of serendipity, but serendipity, experience and rat cunning are fellow travelers."
Other published material see the books
Wood-fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices by Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson
Salt-glaze Ceramics by Janet Mansfield
Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain by Jack Troy
Ash Glazes by Phil Rogers
Salt Glazing by Phil Rogers
For details of exhibition reviews and published photographs of work or complete CV's (if you like that sort of thing) , or any other information about us or our pots , please get in touch.