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Decima
31-03-2010, 10:13 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20714931@N07/4477602840/http://www.flickr.com/photos/20714931@N07/Some of our recent Raku hot from the kiln
Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20714931@N07/4477604158/

Curious Cat
31-03-2010, 10:20 AM
Oh my! They are so beautiful! Such rich colours and fabulous patterns.

Really lovely.

cj :)

sparklyshoes
31-03-2010, 10:26 AM
Thats really lovely, love the colours!

bodrighy
31-03-2010, 11:07 AM
I am determined to have a go at doing something like that in wood. The shapes IME aren't as easy to get right as would first appear. Simple shapes only need to be a bit out and it looks all wrong. Same with pottery?

Colours are lovely as well. Coincidentally I've just ordered some more wood dye so hopefully you will soon be emulated :mf:

Pete

Decima
31-03-2010, 08:06 PM
I am determined to have a go at doing something like that in wood. The shapes IME aren't as easy to get right as would first appear. Simple shapes only need to be a bit out and it looks all wrong. Same with pottery?

Colours are lovely as well. Coincidentally I've just ordered some more wood dye so hopefully you will soon be emulated :mf:

Pete

Yes, you are right about the shapes, but sometimes quirky can be good:confused: Some people like the 'uniqueness' of wobbly shapes. Hope the wood dyes work ok, look forward to seeing the photies

Eileen

toppotter
01-04-2010, 12:37 PM
My favouites are the pieces with the copper lustre effect on the sphere. Do you know if it oxides over time like 12 months plus?

Decima
01-04-2010, 04:32 PM
Yes the lustre will oxidise over time, unless you seal it with a brick sealer. We tend not to use a sealer as we like them to be living glazes.

C Hupfield Ceramics
07-04-2010, 02:29 PM
I love this kind of effect with raku firing - reminds me of spilt oil running all over the pot, very effective!

Daesul
07-04-2010, 02:41 PM
Absolutely beautiful.

Decima
07-04-2010, 05:52 PM
Thanks to all for your kind comments, if there is one thing I really love doing it's Raku!

Eileen

Porridge
01-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Eileen,

What beautiful effects and colours you have created.

What glaze have you used for the yellow effect?

Keep up the good work, it gives starters like me something to aim for.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Pete

Decima
01-06-2010, 10:54 PM
Hi Pete,

Thanks for your comments.

The yellow/green glaze is a High Alkaline Frit base with copper oxide and red iron oxide. It's a funny glaze though, it can come out of reduction anywhere between really acid yellow and quite a dark green/brown. Ho, hum, such are the joys of raku :mf::mf::mf:

Eileen

Porridge
02-06-2010, 10:00 AM
Hello Again Eileen,

First of all I want to say thanks for all the good advice you are providing, it is much appreciated.

I have seen a glaze in the rakuvaria book that has the following recipe:

Alkiline Frit 80
Nepheline Syenite 20


Then add

Copper oxide 2
Iron oxide 10

This appears to give a yellow/green colour. would you say from your experience that is the right proportions to get similar colour to yours?

Pete

Decima
02-06-2010, 10:16 AM
Hi Pete,

The recipe I use is:

High Alkaline Frit 85
Ball Clay 7.5
Whiting 7.5
Copper Oxide 1.5
Red Iron Oxide 6

If you take the above quantities as grams, add to 100ml of water. I find that this particular base recipe is not as 'heavy' as the HAF/Neph Syenite and is easier to stir once it has settled. Hope this helps, good luck. Maybe you could post some pictures of your results when fired :)

Eileen

lauramy
20-09-2010, 07:03 PM
Let me say you how much I enjoy visiting your sites. This time it was Decima´s raku pieces. Really wonderful! I attended a raku course last August and could appreciate the "magic touch" of this. I dare send you my first raku mask, which is far from being similar quality I see in yours but I am proud of it for being my first attempt. (crossing fingers to attach a photo) 15150