Raku firing, May, 2005
photos by Carl Bean-Larson
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glazed pots warming on the bricks

reduction containers primed and ready

glazes have melted, Dennis raises the kiln shell

picking up the pots with tongs

placing the hot (1,800F) pots into the reduction containers

closing the lids


and inside the 'fire' is frantically searching for oxygen

pots have cooled, pulling them out with tongs

what has happened inside?

just a hint of color, the pots will be scrubbed and steelwooled


strong copper color indicates a successful firing....