Monday, June 02, 2008

May's Barrel Firing

Not much left in the barrel but my pots and a two-inch layer of ash. I pulled these pots out of the barrel at eight in the morning, and they were still HOT. I started the fire at 2:00pm the day before. I only had 4 pots to fire this time around.

Next step is to wipe off all the ash and dirt of the pots and then apply a light coat of paste wax, which is buffed and polished to a high sheen.

Oh! Don't want to forget the raku recipe of the day. Today's winner is:

Crimson Raku Glaze.

Gerstley Borate 80, Nepheline Sy. 20, Kaolin 5, Zircopax 10, and Crimson Stain 15%. I got this recipe from Augusta State's web site.