Jump to content


Member Since 01 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2014 07:06 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Sugar/candy Raku

09 April 2014 - 07:05 PM


I've never used sugar in raku. Perhaps you are thinking of black firing, where sugar is thrown into the kiln at the top temperature, and the kiln tightly sealed. Any gaps allowing air to enter will result in grey patches.

Cheers.  Graeme. .

In Topic: Iron Oxide(S) And Rust Formula

17 July 2013 - 04:08 AM

I used to put steel wool in some stable glazes, for a nice "spotty" effect. First, I'd put some steel wool inside a pot to be bisced.  The steel wool would then crumble easily, so if you wanted to weigh it, it was easy to handle. In reduction, the spots could move a bit, which is why I recommend using stable glazes. And I think the spots show up better in pale glazes. 

Have fun.  Cheers.  Graeme.