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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!


Using a combination of two glazes and several sprayed stains, Dianna Pittis makes fish sculptures that accurately mimic the markings and colorings of the fish in nature.

That Looks Fishy: Diana Pittis’ Raku Glaze Recipes

Posted On October 22, 2008 2 Comments

In a previous feature, Diana Pittis shared the innovations she made to her raku firing technique to make firing her fish sculptures as efficient and successful as possible. Check it out here to see her specially fabricated firing tongs and the raku cradle she made for her fish. Today, we bring you her glaze recipes and decorating techniques for acheiving realistic-looking surfaces. Through trial and error, she has come up with a way to stay true to the form she is trying to replicate. It looks fishy to me!

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Riggs Terra Sigillata Recipe for Raku

Posted On September 17, 2008 1 Comment

Get the raku recipe for Riggs Terra Sigillata.

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Kansas State White Slip Recipe for Raku

Posted On September 3, 2008 1 Comment

Get the raku glaze recipe for Kansas State White Slip.

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Alligator Matt White Raku Glaze Recipe

Posted On August 15, 2008 0 Comments

Get the recipe for Alligator Matt White Raku Glaze.