Our latest raku vase – lovingly known as ‘Ogopogo’.
The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk (Salish), is reported to like in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.
Summer photos of raku pottery ‘in situ’ around the stufio and the garden!
Storms may rage around you, the darkness may come, but the sun shall return. Remember to reach for the sky, to keep sending out new branches to explore further and feel the light of the world and keep finding new opportunities for growth.
Name that Vase! Here is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase. Consider this your chance to be inspired, a writing prompt or a creative cue.
As some of you may know from my previous post, this week I completed my first pit firing. This ancient technique is the first used by man to fire pottery.
Pit firing is a pottery firing technique that I have been keen to try for some time. And I will be far from the first to do so. You see this is the oldest known method of firing pottery known to man. Pit fired pieces that have been found have been dated back to 29,000 to 25,000 BCE.
Some of you may be aware that recently I have experienced the loss that death brings. Nothing stings like the passing of a parent. It is a reminder of your own immortality.
Name that Vase! Here is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase.