I absolutely love making Raku. The second firing is where the real magic happens. You ease a piece still glowing red hot out of the fire hoping beyond hope that it doesn’t crack from the thermal shock when it hits the cool reduction chamber, then you wait…
If they cool too rapidly they crack, patience is a virtue here and I have learned my lesson well.
The heavy metals in the glazes “flash” during the Raku firing causing the pieces to change color and intensity and with changing light, they shimmer. Photos do not do them justice.
Each piece is totally unique and can not be replicated. You never know what you’re going to get.
I love that!
Not all Raku pieces are available as they have found loving homes with excellent people, but if you see one that you can’t live without Drop A Note.
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