Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ceramics: Raku Hippopotamus

Clay body: Sculpture Mix
Glazes:  Raku Copper Brick, Pipenburg, Pink Luster and Clear
At first I resented the animal assignment because I was more interested in function ware and improving my throwing, but this hippo grew on me and I came to relish the problem solving.  And of course, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing Raku--so freakin' dramatic and hot.  Since Raku can't be done on function ware not even vases because they won't be watertight, sculpture is really the only way to go in raku.  This piece wasn't my favorite, but I consider it my most successful.

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