ASH, EMBER, FLAME: a Japanese Kiln in Oxford

Amanda Chambers (RWA, MRSS) British Fine Artist was recently invited to produce work for a group exhibition in London at the Japanese Embassy. The exhibition entitled ‘Ash, Ember, Flame’ was a collaboration between the Oxford University Anagama Project and the Embassy of Japan in London. 

The intention was for a group of professional and amateur artists and potters to take part in a communal wood firing. The event was recorded with a live web streaming of the opening of the kiln at the end of three days of firing. The final results ranging from traditional pottery to fine art sculpture were showcased at an exhibition at the Japanese Embassy in Mayfair, London. 

For this project, Amanda produced six new works entitled ‘Tane’ たね (Seed) inspired by her ongoing interest in the story of the trees that survived the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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