Studio Potters Festival Edition – II
Raku Firing Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking—known as crackling since it is deliberate.
Fun with clay
Hand Building, just like the name itself, is a technique to form an object out of clay using your own hands. Slab Building, Coiling, and Pinching are also counted as Hand Building. Usually in Hand Building, you will combine several techniques altogether. With Hand Building, you can create anything. It is limitless! You can have many choices of realizing the objects you conceived.