Monday, January 10, 2011


 This beautiful piece of Raku pottery has been created by Mr Gittens.
 Raku pottery is first given a bisque firing and then a second firing in a special propane fueled kiln where it is heated for 30 minutes before it is put into a metal container with lots of combustable materials.  The heat from the pot causes the materials to catch fire.  A lid then goes on and oxgen removal from the pot happens.
The patterns and colours adhere to the pot from this process.  After this the pot is plunged into cooling water to seal the design.
 It is impossible to predict how a pot will turn out.

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