This section refers to how we built
the Fire Trees in Manapany, L`Isle de La
I first started building Fire Trees in the mid-80`s
using adobes. I
was living in Spain, but when asked to do so in the UK I
switched to unfired
At the Onomachi Dragon Festival, Japan I switched
to paperclay which
is what I am using here. The paperclay has additions of
basalt and olivine
freely found on this volcanic island. We coil and beat
the piece into shape.
Rapid drying presents no problems but before firing adequate
time must be
given to drying out the work completely.