For about 6 months now I have been
attending ceramic workshops.
I look forward to each one and spend time
working out what I am going to make.
Some of the workshops are based around raku work.
The firing of the pieces is a very exciting and somewhat
nerve- wracking experience.
The pieces are fired to a very high temperature and then
( in our case ) plunged into large metal vats full
Then eventually they are washed and scrubbed to reveal the magic.
These candle holders were inspired by inverted oil funnels - they are not made using
a raku technique.
The pieces here are raku fired ….. ( you can see a copper oil funnel used as a candle holder.
This is the last piece that was fired just before Christmas 2015.
I have been to one workshop so far this year and look forward to later this month when I
can continue with my work.