[Clayart] Chinese "raku"

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 19:45:38 EDT 2019

I have to admit, I thought the water was coloured because it had absorbed
stuff from the glaze (i.e. not stable very stable or so high in iron that
the oxide was coming off into the water) vs being that colour originally.

I also thought that the point might be to "fix" the oil spots before they
re-oxidised, or something similar.

On the topic of oil spots, I found this pretty interesting video a while
back, might be worth sharing too.


On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 17:39, Douglas Fur <23drb50 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Some of the water used in this process appears colored. I wonder if they
> are using soluable metal salts to effect the glaze surface like fuming.
> Some have posited that the water is for reduction. Maybe its both the water
> reducing the salts so that the result is a metallic luster.
> Looks flash but I wonder how stable this surface would be. Would it survive
> a dishwasher, hand washing or hot acidic tea served in it?
> Duff
> Seola Creek
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