A quick guide to building an economy raku kiln!
Gloves and a face-mask are a good idea when working with ceramic fibre even if a little undignified!
All done. We’ve cut the plastic covering off the handles and pushed the ceramic fibre through the burner opening in the side and the vent on top and rolled it over to protect the wire of the basket from the heat.
A volunteer pot has been chosen and the propane burner been set up ready. The full-size kiln next door has been working all day and is now taking a rest.
980 Centigrade about 15 minutes later. Ready for the pot to go into the wood-shavings.
And then into water…
Colin’s Taste the Difference tea bowl with thanks to Shannon, Liz and the Queens Road branch of Sainsburys! (For non UK-based potters, Taste the Difference is Sainsburys premium own-brand).