I have been facinated by the qualities achievable in long wood-firing since first seeing pots from Shigaraki and Bizen in the 1970's. I have worked with long "anagama" style tube kilns since finishing the construction of a 12 metre long kiln in the mid 80's. I love the different qualities achievable in the different zones of the kiln.
I have recently been having lots of fun exploring a clay based on a local decomposed granite. This clay is mostly suitable for hand building, so I have been doing a lot of coil building