Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can’t be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku, you should have a smooth surface. Marcia Selsor creates this ideal surface with terra sigillata and I loved her no-muss-no-fuss method for mixing sig. In today’s… Read More »
Having trouble watching the video? Please see our Video FAQ to troubleshoot. To learn more about Sumi von Dassow, please visit: http://www.herwheel.com/ This clip was excerpted from Pit Firing and Burnishing with Sumi von Dassow, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.
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 »