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!
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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