Raku Firing

Raku Firing

Of all the things I make, a good many of them acquire a crackle finish through Raku firing. How that happens is as follows. I start with the sculpture I want to make. That could be anything, a mask, an urn or a figure. When the initial shape of the work satisfies me, the clay can dry. The parts that need colour will be painted with an under-glaze, which works like water-colour paint for ceramics. Ordinary water-colour paint would burn in the oven, this is ceramic material. Continue reading Raku Firing