Our Activities

Raku, September 2019

The pit fire process

Janet explaining how to add plants & chemicals for surface decoration.

Adjusting the flame

Sharon & Jenna adjusting the flame on the raku kiln.

Removing the pottery

Steve taking a piece out of the kiln with tongs, to be placed in a bucket with sawdust & paper in it.

The result!

The raku pieces, on a table & on the ground.

Into the buckets!

After the pieces are placed in the buckets with sawdust, newspaper is added, the pottery catches it all on fire, & a lid is placed on the bucket.

Hanging out

Enjoying each other's company as we wait for the firing process.

Working with Porcelain & Glazes, Tammy Martinez, December 2019

Samples

Tammy's porcelain vases with her glazes

The process

Tammy Martinez shares her glazing process

Crystalline glaze

Crystalline glaze; purple/blue crystals blossoming all over the vase

Butter glaze

Wood fired cup with butter glaze - oranges & yellows

Vase

Vase, white body with black neck from ash

Glaze recipes

Tammy shared her glaze recipes & firing settings

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Pedestal; 1/3 alumina, 1/3 EPK, 1/3 sawdust

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Glaze up close

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Vase

Gifts

Tammy shared her pieces, letting each of us take one home

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Into the buckets!

After the pieces are placed in the buckets with sawdust, newspaper is added, the pottery catches it all on fire, & a lid is placed on the bucket.