I finally got my raku clocks fired during the week, I was so excited about finishing these.
Some are textured and have metallic flashes; on the wall they catch the light beautifully.
You can see how the flames have licked the glaze surface.
Others are painted with designs inspired by my sketchbooks, they have crackle glaze, colour(including some copper) and smoke stained lines.
Some clocks are flat and some are slightly curved, each one is unique.
The nature of raku glazes and firing means you get some cracking and crazing, this is part of the process, it’s ok so long as it doesn’t go right through the piece but unfortunately I had a couple of rejects including this one below, I really like it so I finished it and will now have to find somewhere to hang it.
The pointers are very fragile so I had to find a way of protecting them, I got some clear plastic pointer covers off the internet, then I tried different packaging inside the boxes to keep everything in place, rolled up cardboard and a little bubble wrap seemed to do the job best. Problem solved!
I fired some raku art tiles as well, I will show you those soon.
Have a great Sunday!