If you’ve never participated in a raku firing, today’s post might make you put it on your “to-try list” this summer or fall. In this bonus Monday video, Marcia Selsor shares a technique for getting a lovely contrast of smokey black against the classic raku iridescence. –Jennifer Harnetty, editor PS. If you’re looking… Read More »
Raku Glaze Recipes
The late Harold McWhinnie stated that all raku glazes are relatively simple formulations, but even when working with a few recipes that are similar in composition, it is possible to come up with variations that are very exciting. In this section, you’ll find raku glaze recipes and articles on how to tweak them to come up with great results. Experienced raku firing potters and ceramic artists will explain how to make a raku glaze recipes work for you. And don't forget to download your free copy of the 15 Tried and True Raku Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite
Raku Pottery Glazes. This handy studio reference includes a great assortment of raku pottery glazes including several copper matts, a white crackle and even a shino!
If you have ever done raku firing, you are probably aware that the raku firing process should not be used for pots that are intended to serve food. The rapid firing, removal of the ware at the red-heat stage, and subsequent post-firing all contribute to surfaces that remain porous after firing. So it is best… Read More »
Placing broken glass inside bowls and platters to melt and pool in the glaze firing can create lovely surfaces with lots of depth (though these surfaces should be tested for food safety). I’d seen that technique used many times to great effect, as well as the technique of embedding little pieces of glass here and… Read More »
We are rolling out another in our series of free downloads today – this one is for all you raku firers out there. Ten Tried and True Raku Glaze and Slip Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes includes a fantastic assortment of raku glaze recipes including several copper matts, a white crackle… Read More »
Get the raku recipe for White Opaque Gloss glaze.
Get the recipe for Ferguson’s White Crackle Raku Glaze.
Get the recipe for Red/Bronze Raku Glaze.
Get the recipes for Copper Matt and White Crackle raku glazes.
Raku firing is a huge draw for many potters (especially pyromaniac potters) because it is a firing process in which you can most literally play with fire. Raku (western style) involves removing pieces from the kiln while the glazes are still molten and placing them in containers filled with combustible materials. The resulting combustion and… Read More »
Get the raku recipe for Peel-Away Slip.