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As 2018 draws to a close, I am in the midst of my annual review of the year, and it was a good one, but a CHALLENGING one. Here is a list of what I consider to be my top five creative accomplishments.
Check out our first video throwing a raku pottery vase on the pottery wheel.
A few people have asked me about the raku process that is used to fire my pottery and vases. I have decided to show you and write about how I create raku pottery.
One of the things that I love about pottery is the magic of raku. It is a real game changer. The kinds of effects you can get from this process are unlike those you can get from conventional firing techniques.
This Fall, I decided to challenge myself and make all of the ornaments for my tree. All of the bulbs on the tree were thrown on a potter’s wheel by hand and treated to some special glazes.
It was never my intention to learn to throw on a potter’s wheel to help my PTSD. In fact, learning how to center clay on a potter’s wheel may have made it slightly worse some days! But yet there was something about it that kept me coming back.
What is a Rakutie? Canadian pottery studio comes up with a new name for small scale raku vases – Rakutie!