Author: Paul Duncan

All Fired Up

A busy weekend of firing resulted in a good selection of bisque-fired mugs ready for glazing and a raku firing session yielding some very nice raku bottles with unique and distinctive patterns.  The kiln gods were kind.

Drying Rack

Bisque-Fired Pottery Drying

The dining table is covered with drying bisqueware pottery that’s been treated with red iron oxide stain prior to glazing.

A drying rack (the dining table) is covered with bisqueware pieces that have been previously thrown, church-keyed, bisque-fired, and treated with red iron oxide stain to accentuate the patterns.  Next step is masking with liquid latex, glazing, and finally glaze firing.

Resuming Raku

It’s been about 2 years since the last raku session so this was overdue. Perfect weather, recent retirement, and renewed enthusiasm conspired to make a firing all but inevitable. Results were encouraging and, as always, new things were learned about this tricky and unpredictable technique. Thank you kiln gods!