The methods, materials and aesthetic appreciation of Japanese wood firing are explained in exquisite detail in Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics. This ancient technique is a favorite among ceramic artists and instructors around the world, and this superior resource offers artists valuable insight into this nearly 1,000-years-old tradition. techniques, traditionally passed on through apprenticeships that last nearly a decade, are explained in detailed instructions, including more than 100+ color photos. The complexities of loading and firing a wood kiln, unique firing techniques used to obtain surface effects, and experimental approaches are discussed in this reference. This optimum resource offers artists an additional bonus with instructions for creating a kiln similar to the authors' famous Dancing Fire Wood Kiln.Details of ancient Japanese wood-firing methods are coveredFeatures 700+ color photos to guide artists in learning methodsDirections for building two kilns offers artists opportunities to build their own.Lancet, Marc is the author of 'Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780873497428 and ISBN 0873497422.