Category Archives: Raku

COLIN BEALES ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER 1931 – 2014

Several of my posts have featured Colin in one way or another, either as a potter firing my supermarket-basket raku kiln or as one of the designers of 1 Redcliffe Street, the Dickinson Robinson Building in Bristol. It was through … Continue reading

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BERNARD TERREAUX – NAKED RAKU AND SMOKE-FIRING

I have been in Collioure in Southern France for a couple of weeks. At a gallery called Galerie Profils Artimon, the current three-person show included a wide range of work by potter Bernard Terreaux. Entirely relevant to what we have … Continue reading

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SOME MORE PHOTOS OF THE RAKU WORKSHOP

Here are some photos of the Raku workshop, the potters and the pots. Five days of making and firing (16-20 July). 14 people, 2 days making and two days firing. One day glazing etc and making a Shopping Basket Kiln. … Continue reading

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SUPERMARKET SHOPPING BASKET RAKU KILN Mk2

Day 2, Sainsbury’s shopping basket kiln Mk2. Firing the basket kiln sitting directly on the floor yesterday gave very little space below the shelf for the flame. Raising the shelf left too little room for pots. So –  we added … Continue reading

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HOW TO BUILD A SUPERMARKET SHOPPING BASKET RAKU KILN

A quick guide to building an economy raku kiln!  First ask your local supermarket for a broken basket. Our local Sainsburys were very helpful on condition that we provided photographs of what we were doing with it afterwards. The custard … Continue reading

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