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bruce martin & estelle martin
(new zealand)

Bruce Martin and his late wife Estelle Martin lived and worked on New Zealand's North Island. Taking inspiration from the wares of Shigaraki, Japan they produced some of the best anagama fired ware made anywhere outside of Japan. Slab building was something that Bruce Martin made his own. At their pottery they were able, through very long firings to build up the most stunning fly-ash glaze effects.

Bruce Martin (right) in conversation with David Frith during Bruce's recent visit to England for the Fellowship of the Fire Exhibition 2013.
Each pot by Estelle or Bruce Martin comes with a signed catalogue, "Kamaka The Ceramics of Bruce and Estelle Martin" by Peter Shaw. The catalogue was produced for Bruce & Estelle's retrospective in 2005. Ilustrated with numerous images and a forward by Margaret Cranwell, Hawke's Bay, Cultural Trust, New Zealand.
NEW BOOK, Published January 2014
We are delighted to be able to offer copies of 'The Heron Migrates' by Bruce Martin. The book is an account of Estelle and Bruce Martin's travels, research and the construction of the first anagama type kiln in New Zealand. The book is illustrated with over 350 colour images and chronicles the planning, building and firing of the anagama kiln that they built in 1982.
SIZE: 24 x 20 cm.
PAGES: 160pps plus covers.
ILLUSTRATIONS:
Over 350 Colour Photographs,
33 B & W photographs and 9 Drawings.
PRICE:
£25.00 + P&P
Copies for United Kingdom customers only.
For International buyers please contact Bruce Martin, Kamaka Pottery, NZ
Email:
anagama@clear.net.nz
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ESTELLE MARTIN
HANAIRE (Small Eared)
Anagama fired stoneware. Traditional Japanese form, wonderful build up of ash glaze. Signed on the base.

Ref: EMART-HAN-06
Dimensions: height, 22.5cm
Price: £560.00


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BRUCE MARTIN
KINUTA (Mallet Vase)
Anagama fired stoneware. Traditional Japanese form, wonderful build up of ash glaze. Signed on the base.

Ref: BMART-KIN-17
Dimensions: height, 26.0cm
Price: £560.00


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ESTELLE MARTIN
MIZUSASHI (Water Jar)
Anagama fired stoneware. Ridged pattern with applied pellets of clay. Excellent ash glaze, Signed to the base. Pure Japanese form.

Ref: EMART-11
Dimensions: height, 22.0cm


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BRUCE MARTIN
JAR (TSUBO)
Anagama fired stoneware. A large jar of classic Shigaraki form. Wonderful ash to shoulder and beautiful colour to the body. Outstanding tsubo by Bruce Martin.

Ref: EMART-12
Dimensions: height, 37.0cm
Price: £1250.00

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