15 August 2010

Raku results

Some mixed results from the raku firing with the Port Hacking Potters Group at a day hosted by some Bundeena potters.

I am pleased with the lidded turtle container....

07 August 2010

Raku Day at Bundeena

My nephew took these photos at a Raku Day held at Bundeena with the Port Hacking Potters Group.

The pots are heated in a special fast firing gas kiln - when it gets to 1000 Deg C the lid is lifted and the pots removed and placed in a sawdust container.  When the sawdust is added the heat from the pots causes it to flame up.  The sawdust container is then covered and the pots are in a reduced oxygen environment to mature the glazes and cause irridescence to be produced.

Some results: