(New) Raku Space Rock Globe with Torn Rim
12”W x 13”H
This one-of-a-kind Raku Space Rock Globe with a torn rim is one of my favorites. With it’s clay top and colorful wavy textures, this raku pottery piece will add a unique touch to any interior setting. Its reflective properties make it a lively piece that can stand alone as an entrance piece or on a mantle, it will surely draw the eye!
All of my raku pottery was crafted using the American raku process. This particular piece was first created on the potter’s wheel before being fired in the bisque kiln. After the firing, various raku glazes that I have made were applied. The glazes and underglazes that I use add a strong connection and intimacy with my raku pottery that makes me enjoy the process even more. The glazes are poured, sprayed and/or painted onto each raku pottery piece prior to it being raku fired.
Post Firing Reduction
After my raku pottery has been fired in the kiln and glazes have been applied, the hot pieces are moved into a metal receptacle filled with newspaper, which I use as my combustible. When I can contain the fire, it allows me to develop the desired effects. I simply place a lid on the reduction chamber (trash receptacle), smother the flames and create a carbon-rich environment. To me, the serendipity of this raku process is very exciting! When I open the container after about 30 minutes, there is no telling what the final results will be and what unique properties each raku pottery piece will have.
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Raku Pottery Firing
The unique glazes that I add enhance the underlying design and texture of the pottery piece. Once the glazes are applied, I fire the pottery in a small raku kiln and when the desired temperature is reached (1875 degrees Fahrenheit) the kiln is opened and the piece is pulled out and placed in a metal container, using newspaper as my combustible. By containing the fire, I am able to create the desired effects by placing a lid on the reduction chamber, smothering the flames and creating a carbon-rich environment. When I open the container after about 30 minutes, I am always surprised by the results and feel like a kid at Christmas!
You can learn more about raku pottery process by visiting my raku firing page.
You can learn more about my raku pottery glazes here.
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