Raku Urn #2
11"H x 11"W
The nice mixture of colors at the base of this raku urn adds another dimension to the space rock series. To see more of my raku vessels and urns like this, including more from my series of "Space Rocks", please click here.
Making Raku Pottery
Most of the raku vessels that I make are thrown on the wheel. Some are altered, some are not. I have developed all of my raku glaze recipes, which to me, makes the work more personal. The glazes are then sprayed, poured and/or painted on the pieces.
The colors of the glaze and the crackle are dependent on the amount of oxygen I allow during the raku firing and cooling. As oxygen is reduced, the reaction causes the oxygen to be pulled from the glazes, leaving behind a brilliant mix of beautifully colored raku pottery. The results are always serendipitous and each raku pottery piece or sculpture I pull from the container is truly one of a kind!
To learn more about raku pottery and my process please visit my raku firing page. To contact me or to sign up for news & information regarding my exhibitions or monthly discounted raku pottery for sale please click here.