I recently did an Environmenstrual Sewing Workshop at Women’s Environmental Network Head Office.
You can find the pattern here
Handcarved Salt dishes, which stacked for firing, as no glaze top and bottom, thus taking up less kiln space than they would have, had they all been fired separately.
Vessels dipped in white and copper glaze not overlapping in some areas leaving unglazed areas which go black after firing when smoked in sawdust.
Showing wax applied before dipping into glaze, the wax resists the glaze and goes black after firing when smoked in sawdust.
Naked Raku achieved by applying terrasigilata to bone dry coiled vessel and burnishing to make a shiny sealed surface. After bisque firing a crack off slip is applied and then exactly 24 hours later a clear glaze applied on top.
The black marks are made using sgraffitto, carving through the glaze and slip.
The work is then Raku fired and then smoked in sawdust. After removing from the sawdust and plunging into water, all the glaze and slip “crack off” returning the surface to the burnished unglazed but crackle smoked surface.
Turquoise and copper lustre all from the same glaze!
Turquoise obtained by watching for the turquoise colour to appear on exposure to oxygen after removing from kiln and before putting into sawdust for 4 minutes smoking only.
Copper lustre is obtained by putting into sawdust straight from kiln and leaving for longer than 4 minutes.
Results from the raku course at Greenwich Community College this year.
Transparent/ white on crank/porcelain using wax resist.
Here are the works that my students made in this year’s raku class:at Greenwich Community College
Examples of work using coloured slips and sgraffito before bisque firing, and clear raku glaze.