Sunday, April 25, 2010

Update on Raku Firing...

I never know what to expect when I open a reduction firing. I know what colors I would like to see....but have learned not to plan on two firings to come out the same color wise.

I had hoped for bright colors...but I am beginning to like these rusty patina pieces. I think this group did not have a strong enough reduction...but could be my kiln getting old:)

I think it may be time to fire a range of test cones may be that my thermocouple has run it course. I dread the action of replacing a thermocouple...have changed one in my large kiln...not so much hard as mentally fatiguing for me.

Even with out the bright colors...these pieces have a unique look that works. I have add a few of them to my shop. And I think a couple will make it into some of my finished work. It is fun to make supplies and see where other artists go with my creations...but also fun to see where my muse takes me as well:)


  1. gorgeous patina! i can understand how frustrating it might be that it's not what you were hoping for, but gorgeous anyway! can't wait to see what your create with them!

  2. Awesome pieces to create with!
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  3. Those are so beautiful, reminds me of milagros. I love your work!