Monday, April 23, 2007

guess what we did this weekend?

At last, I've tried raku.

No, it's not an exotic raw fish dish or a method of alternative healing (tho' I've noticed DH referring to our new works of art as reiki) - it's a way of glazing and finishing ceramic work. Once we had finished painting the blanks provided the actual glazing part took place in a gas-powered kiln and then bins of shredded paper to finish off. V dramatic!

The wee guy picked a rather splendid fish and went for a much more mundane but functionally useful pot "for putting things in" (and hopefully keeping me more organised in an aesthetically pleasing way). Both came out looking amazing.

... and now I find that the arts centre has an open clay studio including occasional raku firings ....

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