Sunday, 6 February 2011

Volcanic Glaze (Raku)

These are the same pots as the previous post. I wasn't happy with the flatness of the colour so i decided to try them out in the last Raku firing that I did. I'm really pleased with the results, it has given them much more depth of colour. They were fired to about 950 and then reduced in sawdust. Because of the previous stoneware firing (1250) the clay was less porous where there was no glaze and has given them a fantastic metallic look (on the base). I had a comment that they looked like something from middle earth (Lord of the rings). A good result. I hope I can transfer this test into my current work somehow

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