An Anagama is a wood fire kiln used in traditional japanese pottery where the gas and ash act as a natural glazing agent for ceramics. This short documentary features Clayton Amemiya, a Hawaii-born artist who was originally taught in Okinawa by sensei Seisho Kuniyoshi.
Clayton has been perfecting his Anagama technique for 40 years and become a master craftsman of this japanese art form.
Refined by Fire is a short documentary created for Hawaiian Airlines in flight video magazine “Hawaiian Skies.” This piece features Clayton Amemiya, a local potter who resides in Hilo, Hawaii who has mastered an ancient form of Japanese pottery known as Anagama.
by Berad Studio