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Raku! Using My IKEA Trash Bin Wood-burning Raku Kiln With Propane

Raku! Using My IKEA Trash Bin Wood-burning Raku Kiln With Propane

The raku kiln that I built in the Stefan Jakobs Raku Kiln Workshop (Click here to read about that!)  has been wonderful! I’ve really enjoyed “trying” raku and learning!  But…IT IS SO MUCH WORK! You seriously cannot leave it for a minute!  It requires lots of stoking and lots of little twigs of wood!  It is fast though!

Woodfiring the raku kiln.

Woodfiring the raku kiln.

Samantha Scout insisted on "helping" with the stoking!

Samantha Scout insisted on “helping” with the stoking!

So I decided to try using propane to fire it up!  And it worked a treat!  The trick is in patience!  Wait til you get that glassy glow!

Me and the propane burners!

Me and the propane burners!

Inside the kiln with propane burners

Inside the kiln with propane burners

Here are some photos of the results!

Refire of a high fire pot with copper lustre.

Refire of a high fire pot with copper lustre.

Two fish that will be part of a totem.

Two fish that will be part of a totem.

Lorraine Emmanuel's bunny!

Lorraine Emmanuel’s bunny!

Lorraine Emmanuel's bunny!

Lorraine Emmanuel’s bunny!

Crusty Lusty on three--footed tray.

Crusty Lusty on three–footed tray.

Crusty Lusty on three--footed tray.

Crusty Lusty on three–footed tray.

Crusty Lusty and Copper Lustre on a leaf.

Crusty Lusty and Copper Lustre on a leaf.

Can’t wait to try more!

U 2 Raku!

Luv,

Marian

Written by Marian Williams

5 Comments

  1. Julie sieving · July 31, 2013

    Cool, im taking a raku class in october, can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  2. Anna · July 31, 2013

    I’m very jealous of your raku kiln especially when you show off such good results!! :^)

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