Sunday, 11 October 2009

raku october......




well stunning day!! great company!! and everyone getting involved...
we had a good day of sunshine, hayfever and smokin raku!!!

a few refires but we reckon with a hole drilled into the big beast and a pyro inserted we should be able to fix most of the issues... We also need to watch the placement of matt and glossy glazes as they appear different in red heat so you cant tell who's melted..

but overall a good day i tried some of annas glaze recipes looking for a green/blue and came out with a full on turquoise on the test pieces, maybe just a bit thinner i'll test that one again soon... and some of my pieces the glaze was too thick and it fused to the surface..so note too self thicker slip and 1 thinish layer of glaze for the shell..

i'll be looking out for that article on oxidisation and raku glazes, i have a feeling it may have been at ceramic materials website, let ya know Trace and Peter, cheers all have a good week...

9 comments:

  1. Oh man! Wish I was there, you know I love the pyrotechnics! This is a great song, what is it? Looks like you guys had some big fun :)

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  2. hey trace, the 1st track is -the commitments, 'that's the way love is'...did you see the movie of the same name in the 90's?, thanks is was a great day..

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  3. Gotta love that heat and flame!!

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  4. Fun seeing the firing in progress. Did you have a good firing with the little wood fired dustbin (trashcan) kiln that you were lighting? I had been thinking of making one of those. I like your black and white bottles with the carbon patterns. Really nice. I can see that looking into a top hat drum kiln to check glaze melt can be an eye watering experience! Did you have the magpies for supper?!

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  5. hi cindy oooh yeh...

    hey peter, ha a bit fast cracked 2 pieces and the small piece is ok..they were the last pics in the vid. the 1st batch of bottles in the gas were ok and the 2nd had issues kiln shelf too hot and some of the glaze fused to the pot...just what i dont want with these pieces..
    yep eye watering indeed must stop doing that!! note to self...
    ha!! maggie just hangs around for snacks...

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  6. great video ang... the wee black and white bottles came out wonderfully and that turquoise is unbelievable. looks like a fun fun day

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  7. hey jim thanks, i'm going to play with the turquoise some more it works in reduction and oxidisation...nice

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  8. Love the musical selections for the video - and those are some sweet bottle.

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  9. hey cynthia thanks for droppping by i know you're flat out!! gotta make some more bottles this week...

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