There are all sorts of ways to use glass to embellish pottery. But I had never seen anyone inlay glass exactly like Steven Branfman does. Steven throws a cylinder and then rolls it in crushed glass. Then he continues throwing from the inside (so as not to cut his fingers!) to shape the pot. In today’s post, Steven takes us through the process step by step. Plus, you can download Steven’s raku glaze recipes in our latest free download 15 Tried and True Raku Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes.
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 for decorative pots or sculpture. If you are looking for another application for raku, today’s post just might be for you.
Today we present a sample recipe from our newest free download, Ten Tried and True Raku Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes.
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.
In today’s pottery video, potter Gordon Hutchens makes a slab-built vase form and then takes us through raku firing it. Plus, we’ve posted some of Gordon’s raku glaze recipes and washes for overglaze decoration.
Get the raku recipe for Peel-Away Slip.
Get the raku glaze recipe for Hasselle Copper Matt.