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Copper matte Raku

I'm having a break from all the recent  firings to mix glazes and so forth and generally take stock. One or two beauties resulted from the last batch of Raku copper mattes- the best of the bunch being below. As always I am conscious of getting the kiln temperature just right- somewhere for me between 1040 and 1060- lets say 1050 degrees c then! The reduction always seems to work better then, although it is true you get gold/pinks at lower is more risky and elusive. Anyway can't wait to finish off this batch of  firings. I hope to have a try out with some saggar and terr sig ...


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