Raku by ingajohansson

Raku

For once, I'm not the photographer here but teacher in purple pants. We are doing a Raku firing and it's so hot in the sun combined with the kiln, 900 degrees C. We had a great time but now I'm exhausted.
We had a TV program that was a competition for amateur potters and one round had this technique, it was one of my favourite rounds!
May 29th, 2018  
I have not heard of Raku - what a fascinating photograph. I love the concentration of the three here.
May 30th, 2018  
@suzanne234 That sounds like a fun concept, I would have loved to see it. Always nice to see something I can handle well myself.
May 30th, 2018  
@casablanca Thank you. The technique originates from Japan but the modern way of doing it is american. You fire your objects very fast to about 900 C and the make a reduced atmosphere to get interesting colours. Very tough on the clay but fast and fun.
May 30th, 2018  
@ingajohansson It was such a great program, really interesting too. I don't think it's returning this year though. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04s8bm8
Do you just teach ceramics Inga, or all kind of art?
May 30th, 2018  
A very good picture showing the concentration.
I love your purple overalls. :)
May 31st, 2018  
@suzanne234 I teach art and phtotgraphy but my education is ceramics and I had my own studio before I started working as a teacer.
June 1st, 2018  
@octogenarian Thank you, we had to be focused not to get our eyebrows burned off in the heat.
June 1st, 2018  
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