[Clayart] Refiring raku
David Lyons via Clayart
clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Thu Jul 16 19:40:14 EDT 2015
I don't set my pots on a hot shelf for multiple firings. Instead I take an IFB, or part of one, cold and set it on the hot shelf then the pot on the cold IFB. No problems. I hope it works for you.
The New Pittsville Pottery
On Jul 16, 2015, at 11:48 AM, via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have a question from Steve Lytle - his pots are breaking up when he tries to raku them a second time. Anyone have any experience?
> Feel free to contact him directly.
> I have been doing Raku for a while and have had very nice results. Recently, I have tried to do multiple firings. When we set our pots on the hot shelf for the second round of firing, we have trouble with them cracking and falling apart. I
> have been using high fire stoneware clay with good results.
> Do you think we should somehow temper our pots with a source of heat before the second firing? Or is there some other advice you might provide. Any help would
> be most appreciated!
> Steve Lytle <steve at lakeweirpottery.com>
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