RAKU POTTERY

Me, taking a union break
Me, taking a union break

Working a gas fired raku kiln is pretty hot work so one needs to get away from the kilns once in a while and drink plenty of water. Raku potters have helped school kids for the last 20 years experience the thrill of a raku firing at Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery in Scarborough, Ontario.

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Kilns firing, pottery drying on top
Kilns firing, pottery drying on top

Once the students have glazed their greenware it is placed on the top of the kiln to dry thoroughly before being put into the kiln.

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Peter and Becky with Raku Pottery
Peter and Becky with Raku Pottery

Hand painting a design on the pot.

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Welsh button
Welsh button

My heritage through my Dad is welsh. Wendy and I visited in 1997 and I picked up some designs I could embed in the clay to make these type of buttons.

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Loading Kiln
Loading Kiln

Greenware in the kiln

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Fresh out of the kiln
Fresh out of the kiln

Pottery cooling on the driveway at the cottage

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Gas burner firing the kiln
Gas burner firing the kiln
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Full Kiln
Full Kiln
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A 'Galactic' bowl
A 'Galactic' bowl
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Firing at night
Firing at night

Firing at night is pretty spectacular as the pottery glows red hot when removed from the kiln; a very magical scene.

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Stirring the glazes
Stirring the glazes
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Dip Glazing
Dip Glazing
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Pots with character
Pots with character
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