Thursday, August 28, 2008

Raku Firing

Yesterday on a very hot day, along with two friends - a raku firing. I managed to test only three out of the five glazes I planned. It was a really hot day and a day of much learning. I get reminded that every small detail is important - the height of the shelf in the kiln, the angle of the burner, the amount of oxygen coming in, and the importance of a full gas tank. It's a very intense and powerful experience. Yesterday evening I was sure that my appetite for raku was satisfied for many months, this morning I'm already planning the next firing...
Here are some results:
'gold raku' was the last batch to be fired and an interesting result.



















'Dalya's raku' which was applied a bit too thick and did not reach the optimal temperature.





pink raku' that also did not reach the right temperature and did not fully open.

2 comments:

david santos said...

Great!!!
This is ART!!!
Congratulations.

Nitsan Stern said...

thanks!!