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My Homemade Fibre Raku Kiln

My Homemade Fibre Raku Kiln

I have a homemade wood firing Raku kiln that I made in Stefan Jakob’s Workshop– previous blog post here.  It’s great, but it’s pretty work-intensive, so Ronnie and I built a fiber Raku kiln that is gas fired.  It is such a great kiln- hog wire, ceramic buttons that I made, and one inch fiber- all put together with high temperature wire.  It’s base it an old kiln lid and it’s on a wooden base with wheels for easy moving.  It’s fired with a weed burner and propane. I use a pyrometer to make sure I’m getting to temperature, but I also watch the color to determine when to pull the pots.image

Using reduction bins filled with sawdust and newspaper and sized to snugly fit each pot, helps to ensure success!

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Samatha Scout really doesn’t enjoy Raku days- I’m way too busy to play!image

It’s exhausting work, but I love it!  Getting ready for a raku workshop at Ceramic Arts Queensland and for my own sculpture and work.  U 2 Can Raku!

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