People have asked how I make the Winter Blue set of mugs.
I have to admit it was by trial and much frustration to find the right effect. For those of you who want to try the recipe on your own grab pen and paper or better yet save a tree and cut and copy!
Lasalle White cone 6
Zinc Oxide 7.4
Titanium Dioxide 7.4
If fired over cone 6 it can turn yellow and run. If fired less than cone 6 it can turn blotchy so it is a finicky glaze. Have a go at it and let me know how you did.
I am about to embark on something hot and naked. No it’s not what you might think! What I would like to introduce to you is an art form from the Japanese ancients. Naked Raku!
So what is Naked Raku?
Naked Raku is the random action of a resist medium (Liquid Clay) combined with the heat of the fire and the kiss of smoke against the clay provides the magic that is "Naked Raku".
Wish me luck and stay tuned for a video post of the final work.