Sunday, September 30, 2012

Raku Pottery

During high school I took a lot of ceramics classes, and my senior year our teacher set up a day to do some raku firing outside in the parking lot after school. I remember having some kind of conflict and not being able to go, but the way everyones work turned out from this specific type of firing was awesome and I've always wanted to try it.

I found some work from an artist named Steve Mitchell and thought his technique turned out really nice. It explains how he uses a method similar to raku but not entirely the same. Here is the link if anyone wanted to read it:

1 comment:

  1. similar to raku in the sense that this technique uses post-fire reduction as a coloring agent. You could easily do this, by making up a white terrasigillata clay slip to cover your piece with- burnish it- and apply horsehair when it was nice and hot : )