I have been exploring some new raku pottery glazing techniques lately. Or at least new to me. This particular piece has a very ‘Easter’ feel to it. I like how the blues and pinks have blended and all of the different textures on the piece, but this is not the end of my experimentation.
This past weekend, I completed a raku pottery firing where I was hoping for some results with interesting textures. The kiln gods did not disappoint and here are a few of the results!
Lately we have been have a cold winter here on the East Coast of Canada. So cold in fact that we have started seeing polar bears here in Nova Scotia!
Name that Vase! Comment below with your idea for a name for this vase, and an associated snippet of writing. The chosen idea(s) will be featured on both our blog and the page for the raku vases, with a link included to your website.
Today, I introduce to the world one of my recent raku pottery vase creations called Apollo’s Song! What song, from any era or genre, do you think suits this vase? Or what songs from any time, might you suggest for Apollo’s Top Ten?
That is where you come in! I am asking any of you talented writers, poets or dreamers who may be interested to …. Name that Vase!
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.