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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Photo montage

So this weekend I finally got around to taking pictures of my past and present work so you can see what the heck I'm talking about. I'm also going to backpost some of these into my previous posts for future newcomers.

Naked raku

These are from my one and only attempt at this. It was in a class at the art center and there wasn't much leeway for experimentation. I like the overall effect, and I can see the potential there, but I'd like to try some different masking slips to see if I can get a larger crackle pattern.

Saggar firing

These are more recent, using the tin-foil saggar method described in Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques. Great book, full of ideas. It covers raku, sagger, pit and barrel firing, with dozens of variations.

Works awaiting the flames....

These are a few of the pieces I have waiting to be saggar fired next Saturday. The orange is the first attempted application of red terra sig. The shinier ones have had white t.s. applied and been polished. This is the last look at them before they're wrapped in aluminum foil in a cocoon of plant materials and metal salts.


Anne said...

Can't wait to see how these turn out! :-)

cynthia said...

I'm diggin' those pieces on the bottom! Very cool.

Brian said...

Yeah, the double walled bowls are a favorite of mine. They're just fun and different to throw.
Glad you like them, a lot of people don't get them -- see my 'Whats it good for?' post