"I got these pieces of broken pottery when I was young, although I had no interest in them. The man who sold them to me was so insistent that I finally just thought, 'what the heck' and got the trash, hoping it would be useful someday."
"There is no way someone can look at my work and say 'it's been smooth sailing'. I'm dealing with a solid fuel, a labour intensive tool, and trying to fire mud into stone. [...] The work that goes into the kiln, has to stand up to the demands of wood-firing. The execution therefor is part cerebral and part partner with fire. - Peter Callas in "Wood-fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices"
"[The qualities of Anagama attracts us because of] the natural colours which blend with and enhance those of nature in a way that cannot be achieved with any other type of firing". - Estelle and Bruce Martin in "Wood-fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices"