(New) Raku Bottle 3
14"H x 8"W
This beautiful raku bottle was thrown on the potter's wheel. The reflective textures and dazzling blues and greens were created using the raku firing technique with homemade glaze recipes which are sprayed, poured and/or painted on. These glazes are put onto the raku piece before it is fired. The neck is unglazed clay, which turns black in the carbon rich post firing reduction. The very top is a sliver nitrate glaze that turns gold in reduction.
The metallics that I most often use in the glazes are copper, silver, cobalt and chrome. They melt in the firing and leave some spectacular results. I may also use the glazes to enhance the underlying design or texture of the piece. The colors of the glaze and the crackle are dependent on the amount of oxygen allowed during the raku firing and cooling.
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