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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Raku!


I have always wanted to attempt to make a Raku piece of pottery. Our local art teacher association had a clay making workshop one day this summer. I signed up and went into this not knowing what to expect. I had a blast just seeing what would happen if you mix fire and clay! I will admit my pottery making was not my personal best, but I quickly created a few sturdy thick slap pieces with red stoneware I acquired from Trinity Pottery.

We drove our bisque fired pieces out to Eric Orr's studio for the firing last night. I was only 107 degrees yesterday so.... I was really not looking forward to getting literally toasted. Luckily, he has an air-conditioned part of his awesome studio where we could glaze and cooled off! I learned so much and I am inspired to do it again!

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