Naked Raku Experiments

Cool gray summer has finally come, time to relax a little and catch up on posting.

This semester we finally got around to trying out naked raku, where a piece is coated with slip and (perhaps) a sacrificial glaze that act as a resist to smoke. When the piece is raku fired (as the term is used in the USA), the smoke only marks the pot where there are cracks or lines carved through the slip/glaze. After firing, the slip/glaze is peeled off, leaving the pot "naked" except for the smoke marks.

In our trials so far, we're having hits and misses but are starting to figure things out. The above piece is one I did; next year will hopefully bring more and better.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog