Monday, May 23, 2011

Raku Day

I went to a Raku Day with my potter's group on Sunday. 
It was tricky, but fun. 
Here is a shot of everyone's pots before the firing. 
Here are my beads.   

The kiln is in the center and burn barrels form a circle around it.

Here is the finished work and test tiles.

Some more of my favorites.  Barb Davis made a beautiful vase with maple leaves as well as a lidded jar with a bird handle.  Elaine made the fun face pot in the front.  It has not been cleaned all the way as for this photograph.  
I didn't take any pictures of my beads, because I did not wash the soot off of them yet.... that would be a PITA part.  I prefer to wash them with a specific cleanser.  I will need to pick some up.


  1. RAKU FUN!~~ hope you had a great one!

  2. OOoooh how fun! Looks like a lot of goodies came from it!!!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun, but a little scary! I remember doing raku in high school and one of the girls catching her pants on fire. The end results are pretty dang awesome though!


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