Woodhog pottery – wood fired pottery by Jody Willenborg-Cable, Whidbey Island, WA

Woodhog pottery – wood fired pottery by Jody Willenborg-Cable, Whidbey Island, WA

WOODHOG POTTERY by Jody Willenborg-Cable: I have been making pots forever. I like the way they look at each stage in their formation, and I like the way they are transformed by fire. It is a joy to be able to participate in such a profoundly human activity. At times I feel a connection with our ancestors who have been handling clay from the beginning. We built a giant cave like kiln called an anagama in our back yard. The kiln is fueled by wood and would easily hold a smart car. A few hours into the three day firing It shoots flames out the chimney like an excited dragon. After dark this is a fun thing to watch. The finished pots are beautiful earth tones with ash drips. When we unload the kiln, after a week of cooling, there are hundreds of pots in the yard -- like a sea of brown. Every piece is completely different from any other;...
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