Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .

Saturday 6 February 2016

The magic of Raku pottery

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
of sawdust.

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.

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