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Raku, a traditional Asian art form best known for its crackle effect.

For people potters & ceramicists, springtime means outside firing. Raku firing & glazing, done outside creates brilliant crackled glazes & metallic effects.
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Raku Pottery - Steven Forbes deSoule

Steven Forbes-deSoule is an American raku pottery artist and workshop instructor whose raku pottery is featured in books, magazines, galleries and museums nationwide.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles Available for Download

Ceramic Arts Daily – Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles Available for Download | raku pottery | Scoop.it
To give you and idea of the great stuff that is packed into Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles, I am posting an excerpt today.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – Slip Resist Raku: Developing Great Post Reduction Effects on Your Raku Pottery with Peel Away Slip

Ceramic Arts Daily – Slip Resist Raku: Developing Great Post Reduction Effects on Your Raku Pottery with Peel Away Slip | raku pottery | Scoop.it
Slip-resist raku (also referred to as "peel-away slip" and "naked raku") is a raku technique in which a slip, which is is formulated to not permanently stick to the surface, is applied to a bisque fired piece before the raku firing.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – Practicing Safe Raku: How Potters Can Prevent Injury When Playing with Fire

Ceramic Arts Daily – Practicing Safe Raku: How Potters Can Prevent Injury When Playing with Fire | raku pottery | Scoop.it
I participated in a raku firing (Western style) when I was an undergrad in one of Matt Long’s classes at Ohio University.
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Alternative firing techniques used by ceramic artist Allyson May

Alternative firing techniques used by ceramic artist Allyson May | raku pottery | Scoop.it
Description and photos of alternative firing techniques used by ceramic artist Allyson May. Techniques discussed include; Raku, Saggar and Naked Raku.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – Video of the Week: Decorating Raku Pottery with Slip Resist

Ceramic Arts Daily – Video of the Week: Decorating Raku Pottery with Slip Resist | raku pottery | Scoop.it
In today's video clip, Gordon Hutchens demonstrates a slip-resist decorating technique. Sometimes called naked raku (but this video is G rated) or peel-away slip, the technique involves painting clay slip onto bisqueware and then raku firing.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – How to Make a Raku Mural

Ceramic Arts Daily – How to Make a Raku Mural | raku pottery | Scoop.it
When we think of raku we mostly think of pots that will sit on a shelf. Barbara VanSickle shows you how making a raku mural gives you a chance to explore making art for the walls. Her technique is complete from design to final mounting.
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Ceramic Arts Daily – Tips for Making, Firing, and Finishing Saggars and Saggar Fired Pottery in a Raku Kiln

Ceramic Arts Daily – Tips for Making, Firing, and Finishing Saggars and Saggar Fired Pottery in a Raku Kiln | raku pottery | Scoop.it
Charlie and Linda Riggs began experimenting with saggar firing after being disappointed with the results of some of their pit firings. So one day, Charlie decided to experiment with some bisque pots he had.
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