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Some September Raku results...

In between a spot of experimental archaeology over the summer I found time to get some Raku firings done.
I've been taking the temperature up higher for the copper matte's - between 1050/1070 degrees c.
Generally this means with some controlled timings of at least 2 "burps" of letting oxygen into the reduction bin- that results and colours are more stable and uniform.

As a consequence of firing at hotter temperatures- the colour palette is also somewhat different. I can get blues,  reds and greens- but gold and pink is now harder to come by! These tend to occur at lower temperatures- around the 1000-1040 mark- and are more fleeting. They are often superb- but can easily result in drab mottled browns and olive greens. Not what you want. They are sometimes redeemable by twice firing- but that's a risky business.

Oh well I'm quite happy with these new results anyway- and percentage wise- it's better to fire hotter- with 2 time controlled bursts of air (burps) to start the reduction/re- oxidation process going. I know- all "clear as mud!"

Anyway these pots are now on show at the A2 Gallery in Wells, Somerset from September.

http://www.a2gallery.co.uk/



1050-1070 DEGREES C
BLUE GREEN SILVER-RED
1000-1040/50 DEGREES C
GOLD/PINK- BUT INVARIABLY BROWN!


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New work at Galleries just in!

Lots of new pots just arrived at Builth Wells at Erwood  Station Gallery. Also new stock just in at Sota Gallery in Witney.
Goodbye little pots!