Whilst the main kiln firing event was taking place today, decided to do a quick raku firing. I had six tea bowls at the ready. The ones that I sandpapered my hands throwing a couple of weeks ago.
Satisfied with the results….sort of. Of the six pots fired, 3 have made it into the house, 1 has already been given away as a souvenir and 2 have been relegated to the shed. 50% success rate……not bad, but not hosting the tea ceremony yet!
More lessons learnt…….and much fun scrubbing the pots to uncover the treasure beneath….