ClayWorks Raku Firing

Below is gallery of pictures from the 2017 Raku Firing at ClayWorks.......same clay.......all different.  We have held a couple of Raku firings and the most recent has been the most successful.  This years was a great weekend of sunshine and lots of heat.

In this style of glazing a biscuit fired pot is glaze in a low melting point glaze with ingredients which will show to their best if they are fired in a reduction atmosphere.

This is a quick fire using a gas kiln and the pots are then put into combustible material and the starved of oxygen.  Doing this encourages metal oxides to come to the surface as the fire tries to find oxygen anywhere it can......  

 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raku_ware

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