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Can you Raku ??

This is a discussion on Can you Raku ?? within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I haven't Raku'ed in years. Before my current vocation, and when I was a college ...

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    I haven't Raku'ed in years. Before my current vocation, and when I was a college student, I was the clay-b*tch for my school (wedging the shop clay, fixing the kilns, fixing the wheels, making the glazes, firing the kilns...I miss the clay shop).

    Favourite glaze...copper matt...a pain to get to temp just right and not over fire...

    hmmm...I still have the clay and glaze bible....does anyone need any raku recipes? I even still have all of my firing notes. I had a kiln at one point (need a major overhaul) and I was keeping an eye out for a Pacifica wheel...but then I just don't have the space for a studio...

    for the other potters out there...what ^ are you firing to? I mostly did ^6, but did ^10 porcelins (porcelin...weird weord stuff...I'm more used to stonewares).

    Well, I attached pics of some of my stuff (all ^10) my own wood-ash glazes...and I fell in love with shino...can't you tell? I don't do it any more...sad really.
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    Those are great. You have real talent. You should get back into it if you enjoy it. Life is short - live it without regrets!

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    I love love love raku! Have a living room full of it. I tried to convince a potter friend who does wonderful raku that he should try doing special orchid pots. But he doesn't have orchids and doesn't get it. An orchid person/potter would be the one to do this. Your pieces are wonderful, too, Aaron!

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    Aaron your pots are wonderful. You should start potting again. I love all of your glazes. The colors are yummy especially the turq in the first pic.
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    All are yummy! Nothing better than beautiful pottery. Thanks for sharing your art! Ok, Cin, what is your next piece? And if you get tired of looking at that wonderfully detailed vase you can send it to my house for a vacation teehee.

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    That is one cool pot! You could make a fortune in the uk, Judi

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    Beautiful, Aaron. If you get tired of them you can send them my way!!

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    Default Pottery

    Well, unfortunately most of the pieces that you see are now in private collection with former teachers. I also did some scultpural work (which reminds me...my college had a contract on one of my pieces...a piece done in black clay of a Venus figure...my are of focus in sculpture was on the Upper Paleolithic) She is about 28" tall, graceful, primal...well that contract is up...has been for two years, I think it is time I get it back!

    But, for the raku folks...again...do you need recipes for glazes? I've got tons of 'em if you'd like.

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    Do you have any good blue or red glaze recipes???
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    Default raku glaze, my favourite

    ok...here is the recipe

    Pemco frit #Pb63 46.8%
    Pemco frit #25 1.0%
    Lithium carb 11.7%
    Kaolin 10.7%
    Silica 2.9%

    for the metallic red lustre colour, add:

    black uranium oxide 3.0%
    black copper oxide 2.0%

    in oxidation it is a red metallic lustre. In reduction it is a dark red. Gets some nice variations in it too depending on your combustibles, sea weed, which contains salts with add a burst of colour, and also try hitting the glaze with a blowtoarch when you removed the pots from the combustibles to reverse the reduction, then quickly quench to keep the reduced glazes from reversing on you.

    I'll see if I can dig out my "soda blue" glaze...it doesn't have lead (though the Pemcos are fritted so there is less issue with those)

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