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Raku in Pau Gargallo Art School

I’m studying the Ceramic and Pottery Course at Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny Pau Gargallo in Badalona, the teacher is Daniel Salinas. We will learn wheel thrown, Raku and image transfer.

These are the pictures from our first Raku, experience. We made the slips and glazes by ourselves, pure chemistry and maths! The pots need to be bisque fired first, we used the slips and glazes afterwards. Then we fired then again, this time faster and in a smaller kiln until they got to 970º Celsius. We took them out of the kiln and put them in a closed container with sawdust for about 5 minutes, and cool them in water.

It is quite a magical experience with surprising results. Looking forward to next one!

 

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