Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Despite and extremely windy Spring afternoon here in Australia yesterday, Rhonda Morris and I had a very enjoyable and successful raku firing day. Rhonda and I had never met before despite living only 30 mins from each other as the crow flies. We obviously had alot in common and it was great to talk pottery with Rhonda for the afternoon.
That is what this sort of event is about. It was a great opportunity and we have decided that is was just the first of many 'Raku Firing Days' for us. We started the afternoon by glazing some pots and chatting, then relaxed with refreshments until it was time to start the kiln. The strong winds had eased only a little when we lit the gas burner at dusk. The kiln took just over an hour to reach temp. Then came that mad excitement of taking the glowing pots from the kiln.
Some nice pots came out of the kiln but even better was the experience itself. Enjoy the pics. I would encourage others from this network to participate in such a day.