Sunday, September 16, 2018

Alternative kiln construction........

The kiln under full fire (around 1700F).

approaching the magic point of 1850-degrees F


.........finished.  31-gallon trash can with 1-inch 8# ceramic fiber.  Double-thickness on the floor and lid of the kiln.  The heat source is a Harbor Freight weed burner hooked up to a 20# tank at the moment.

The initial raku fire went well - about 45 minutes to reach 1850F (taking it slowly).  Nothing melted nor caught on fire.  Now the fun begins.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Raku sculpture...................



....and bowl.  Trying for a geological look.....an origin of material.  Copper sand raku glaze with heavy reduction.  Fired to 1850F. 

The bowl exterior also had a first layer of red iron/frit wash.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cthulhu Rises!..........................



......in several guises......the top - the Crow-Kin Cthulhu, the bottom, your basic primitive Cthulhu idol......constructed of earthenware clay.  Both are in the first stages of sculpting.  Roughly 6-7 inches high.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Newest Garden Totem........


......the last of summer I suspect.  Found a lovely cobalt blue glaze.  3-feet high.  Available @ the Gallery at Ten Oaks.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Raku bowl.............


.....Piepenburg patina.   About 6-inches in diameter.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Raku Rocking and Rolling....................


......mask in Georgies' Apple Crackle glaze.  5 minutes in reduction, opened, fueled and flamed, then reduced for 15 more minutes. 

Life-sized, ceramic.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018