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wood fired raku kiln 1976-1980


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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I thought I'd start a new topic since it seems like a slow weekend. I posted one pic in the previous thread about raku kilns. here is a few more.
There are comments in the gallery with these photos under raku kilns.
http://ceramicartsda...album&album=130


This kiln fired on split 2 x 4 scrap from a truss manufacturer. We would gather the wood in a pickup truck.
There is a schematic drawing of this kiln in Steve Branfman's Raku; a Practical Approach , 2nd. Edition.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

This makes me wonder...does wood-fired raku have a different quality (visually/physically/aesthetically) than "cleaner" fueled raku?
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

This makes me wonder...does wood-fired raku have a different quality (visually/physically/aesthetically) than "cleaner" fueled raku?


I don't think there is much difference in the final results. You don't get fly ash as you would in a high fire wood kiln.
As for cleaner, this kiln was fired with scrap bits of 2 x 4 and fired very clean as in little smoke, no fossil fuels. I built it during the first Spring of teaching when I had a very limited budget of $175/year.

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