[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.
Dave Lyons
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.
> 
> RR
> 
> 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>
> 
> Ron Roy
> ronroy at ca.inter.net
> Web page ronroy.net
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