A variation of regular raku firing where a slip is applied before glaze is applied to prevent the glaze from sticking to the pot. After cooling in a reduction can where smoke penetrates cracks in the glaze the glaze “pops” off leaving a satin finish.
These pieces are created using a stoneware clay from STARworks Ceramics (www.starworksnc.org) and fired to Cone 10 (2345F)
A firing technique that involves placing each piece in a protective chamber (saggar) where chemicals and other organic material can interact with the pot to produce random effects.
The oldest known method for the firing of pottery. Pots are placed in a “pit” and are surrounded with combustible materials such as wood, shavings, manure, leaves, and sometimes metal oxides and salts to affect the surface of the pots.
“People say ‘Why do you make pots?’ Because I’m compelled to – life isn’t right without it”
David Roberts – Potter, UK