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geedownie
« on: April 27, 2006 10:01:25 AM »

We just did a raku firing in studio and I have these lovelies.
These are my first ever thrown pots and felt they should have a special glaze instead of your run of the mill cone 10 or 6 glazes.




I'll have better photos next week once I get them photographed for a portfolio.
I just was all proud of them Smiley
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hyerac
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006 10:08:52 AM »


I'll have better photos next week once I get them photographed for a portfolio.
I just was all proud of them Smiley

You SHOULD be proud!  They look great - can't wait to see more pics!

I love the look of raku...
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geedownie
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006 10:20:25 PM »

They look so much better in person. (Not to say that they don't look fantastic in the picture, but still).

I could become a raku junkie very easily.
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inbetweenday
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006 11:21:15 PM »

gorgeous colors on the raku! what a fun procedure right!!!
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geedownie
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006 07:14:17 AM »

It's a load of fun! We were having a great time just hanging out at the kiln and when the pieces were ready, igniting them in the sawdust bed. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get my own house in the next 5 years or so, and I'd love my own ragu kiln. I'd have to have an intervention.
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cassiemarie
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006 01:43:32 PM »

a thing to remember with raku is that the glazes will eventually loose their sheen over time, but never fear, you can just bring it back with a little touch from a blow torch.  they came out beautifully, nice job on your first pots!
--cassiemarie
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PiratePanties
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006 12:09:20 PM »

Raku firing is the best! I have a pot around here somewhere that I raku fired a few years ago. We weren't allowed to glaze it though, just slip and burnishing with a smooth stone. I'll put up a pic if I can find the pot!

I've been thinking about putting a raku firing barrel in my backyard as well, that would be a blast!
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hyerac
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006 12:29:26 PM »

I've been thinking about putting a raku firing barrel in my backyard as well, that would be a blast!

...pun NOT intended, I presume?   Grin
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