a few new pieces i'm working on inspired by my friends in China. These are green and bisque ware and i'm still thinking about the glaze combinations I plan to use. these will all fire to cone 10 reduction.
I have been making raku slabs since the early 1980s. In the Spring day I was driving by a herd of Black Angus on Spring green pastures. I instantly responded RAKU! I had a class in the Pryor Mountains (Horse Whisperer) and we were surrounded by a herd of wild horses that appeared out of a cloud. It was magic! I make horses too. Now I am seeing lots of exotic Birds.
This was my first solo kiln built in upstate NY using recycled hard bricks and new insulating bricks, Catenary Arch cross draft.I built the propane burners for the kiln with the access to the local HS metal shop. Built in 1971.
here are some results from my Alternative Firing workshop at La Meridiana. I covered making quick terra sig, crackled surfaces using sodium silicate, preparing foil sagger with metallic salts, preparing ceramic sagger with sawdust, wire, banana skins, etc.