claycreationsbydanies

My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

Club raku in 5 fun steps!

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Step one: the lid comes off and the 900+ degree pottery is lifted into combustible material. First time wielding the tongs for me, panic stations 🙂

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Another potter’s creation next, a very trusting potter too, no shakes or dropsies so was all good 🙂

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Step two: into the sawdust and paper, another layer is quickly put on top and the lid goes on.

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Step three: it’s out of the can and cooled.

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Step four: cooled in a wet paper bath then into a water bath for a good scrub.

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Step five: the first scrub reveals the colour and crackling by removing some of the soot on the surface, these ones are off home for another scrub.

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Author: Danielle

There are two things that without, I wouldn't recognise my life. One is my cheeky beagle Baxter who answers to all sorts of endearments starting with "B" except his actual name :-) and my pottery. They both make me happy and hopeful.

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