Coming out of the kiln - red hot! That's Joe with his fire gear on.
3 pics of Joe spraying a chemical solution onto the glazed pot, changing the oatmeal color to a dramatic bronze-gold. The black "splatters" turn deep reds at the pot cools.
The reduction of oxygen process - Joe places 55 gallon drum over the hot pot which has been placed in a sandy pit. Then he packs the bottom with newspapers, which ignite, then shovels sand to shut off all air to the inside of the drum.
Removing the drum - will the result be what we hoped for? And here she comes! Beautiful!
Inspecting the finished Geisha.