This pot was thrown using a mixture of porcelain and Ashraf Hanna clay, the combination ensures the pot will withstand the thermal shock in the firing process. When the pot is leather hard we apply several layers of terra sigillata which give the surface a satin finish. it is bisque fired to 850°c. and a layer of resist slip and glaze is applied. The pot placed in the kiln and raku fired to 825°c. The pot is lifted from the kiln when it is molten and placed in a reduction bin filled with paper and wood chips. A lid is put on allowing the carbon to be trapped by the clay body. When the pot is removed from the reduction bin a light spray of water is applied and the glaze falls off easily revealing the black and white design.
Size: H 29cm W 12cm. This is a one off unique piece.
Care of Raku Pottery : Wipe gently with a damp cloth. Due to the low firing process raku ceramics are not shock-resistant nor waterproof or frost proof so suitable for indoor decorative use only.
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