Raku, September 2019
Janet explaining how to add plants & chemicals for surface decoration.
Sharon & Jenna adjusting the flame on the raku kiln.
Steve taking a piece out of the kiln with tongs, to be placed in a bucket with sawdust & paper in it.
The raku pieces, on a table & on the ground.
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.
Enjoying each other's company as we wait for the firing process.
Working with Porcelain & Glazes, Tammy Martinez, December 2019
Tammy's porcelain vases with her glazes
Tammy Martinez shares her glazing process
Crystalline glaze; purple/blue crystals blossoming all over the vase
Wood fired cup with butter glaze - oranges & yellows
Vase, white body with black neck from ash
Tammy shared her glaze recipes & firing settings
Pedestal; 1/3 alumina, 1/3 EPK, 1/3 sawdust
Glaze up close
Tammy shared her pieces, letting each of us take one home