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Sculptural Raku Piece

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Raku Sculpture

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The shaft on that spear isn't clay... is it?  Your idea of loweing them into the kiln on a pre-bisqued platter sounds like it would prevent breakage. Getting them out is another matter. I would just bite the bullet and use the tongs to grab them by the torso rather than any wires that might break or tip them over.

 

Good luck to you!

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Bob, the whole spear is indeed clay. It is removable, I had it in place for the sake of the photo. Currently, it is laying next to the sculpture, and will be fired separate, at least for the bisque.

Initially I was going to slip it in place, or glaze it in place later, but being as it is easily breakable, I figure, by not attaching them, I can always make another later, if the first is broken.

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