Everything is now in place for the raku kiln, but I am waiting for some kiln cement to seal the fiber insulation.
I have a number of pieces ready to fire, and I mixed up a raku copper glaze and glazed some of the bisqueware after doing some wax resist on a few of them to see what sorts of effects I will get with reduction.
As all the potters out there know, there is no time for boredom if one is serious about this craft. There is clay to reclaim, glazes to make, pots to throw, thrown pots to fettle, etc.
I was watching a movie last week and it was set in the middle ages, and I lost track of the story because someone had made reproductions of period pottery for the scenes, and it was facinating to think that someone had been commissioned to do something like that. How cool would that be!
More to come this week-end, I hope!
Happy birthday Pippin
5 weeks ago