|Mike is arranging pieces to fit into |
the Raku Kiln for firing.
|The kiln is heated to a high temperature |
(about 1,800 °F) then turned off.
Once opened, the pottery is handled
quickly and carefully while hot!
The heating process took 45 minutes.
| The pottery piece is placed in a barrel |
filled with newspaper, covered, and allowed to smoke.
Raku has unpredictable results which usually produces intense colors.
|Everyone has a good time working on their art.|
|Mike gave us a demonstration on making a plaster mold.|