Today was the last of the raku firings before we head on over to the TNNA show. Some of the pieces that are driving my new designs came out really well. Twenty three loads in the kiln in seven days…I’m feeling it too.
I looked in the kiln and noticed a little ray of sunlight illuminating a particular piece…so I decided to “follow it” through the rest of it’s firing process.
The glaze on the piece has not melted yet. In real time I could see little shiney places where parts of the glaze matrix was starting to melt.
A few minutes later…and 100 degrees hotter…the glaze looks to be melted. I do however know that the glaze needs another 50 degrees and some time to smooth out.
To become this. Same piece as in the first two photos.