The smoke firing dustbins have been going all night, and this morning my ceramic plaques were ready to come out.
I use Raku crank because it is so forgiving. It doesn’t warp, crack or break very often…
Instead of coloured glazes, I use oxides and slips which I blend myself
I love the way the smoke help paint a picture…
These clouds are treated with white slip and matte transparent glaze; the smoke and the heat from the smoke firing created all the crazing and the various grey and brown tones.
The plaques are between 9” x 6” (23 cm x 15 cm) and 6” x 4.5 ” (15 cm x 12 cm) so quite small. They have a small hook at the back so are easy to hang.
Find them and many other goodies on my website.
I like. Wish I knew more about ceramics!
Thank you, great that you like…I don’t know what I’m doing either, it’s a steep learning curve!