Raku Pottery Additions

I’m always looking for raku pottery additions and sometimes they come from unique sources!

As I trim my raku pottery, I notice some interesting, organic shapes occur very naturally such as this: to the right is my most favorite Bison trimming tool. I would see these shapes every time I trim pieces and began thinking of how to use them as raku pottery additions.

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This rippled and curled portion of trim holds my interest!

 

 

 

 

So, on one of my newly thrown vases, I made a raku pottery addition of the damp, rippled and circular trim piece.

This is the beautiful rippled trim piece serving as a 'frame' for this beautiful druzy.

This is the beautiful rippled trim piece serving as a ‘frame’ for this beautiful druzy.

I left the raku pottery addition un-glazed so that it would blacken with carbon when it was fired. One of the unpredictable things that happened when this piece was fired is the rim of the vase (which is usually blazing copper in coloration) had peacock and fuscia colors which perfectly accents the beautiful druzy on the front of the vase! I love it when that happens!!

 

 

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Completed raku vase with druzy gemstone ‘framed’ by the rippled clay trim piece.

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