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Raku 2015


Work from this years raku group at Greenwich Community College:

Raku bird

Raku bird

 

Raku fish

Raku fish

 

Two raku figures

Two raku figures

 

Three raku figures, raku clay, white and blue slip

Three raku figures, raku clay, white and blue slip

 

Plate, rax resist, clear raku glaze

Plate, rax resist, clear raku glaze

 

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More Raku


This Om design is brushed with wax resist, then the plate is dipped in white crackle glaze.
1om b4
The wax resists the glaze and gets smoked black in sawdust.
1om after
Lighthouse before glazing.
1lighthouseb4
Lighthouse white crackle glaze and wax resist producing black areas of smoke.
1lighthouse after
Dragonfly unglazed.
1dragonflies b4
Dragonfly glazed with copper lustre and reduced in sawdust.
1df after

Examples of work using coloured slips and sgraffito before bisque firing, and clear raku glaze.

1raku work2

1raku work 3
Family.
1raku family 1
Another family.
1raku family


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Raku Course, Greenwich Community College, 2013


Here are some glaze tests and student work from the raku course that I taught recently at Greenwich Community College.

1clear over blue slip

Clear raku glaze over blue slip, thrown bowl, student work.

1clear Clear raku glaze test on crank clay body, thrown bowl.

 1naked raku
Naked raku test, crank clay body with white terrasigilata, crack off slip and clear raku glaze.
 
1copper matt 2
Copper matt.
1copper matt1
Copper matt too.
1copper matt face
Copper matt face.


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Raku Firing


A raku firing during the course I taught at Greenwich Community College earlier this year. Photographs by Kirsty Sapsford.

Quenching the flames.

Me in the smoke!

Work hot from the kiln into the sawdust.

Sawdust bins with smoking work.

Kirsty checking all pieces removed from bin with gloved hand.

Copper matt test.

Clear glaze test.

Raku birds.

Raku leaves.

Kirsty’s work.