RAKU

I built my raku kiln in the summer of 2009. My raku work consists of a range of both ‘naked’ and glazed raku vessels.

My current work is inspired by photographic images of planet earth as seen from the International Space Station and also recent images of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno cam.

Forms are wheel thrown, then decorated with terra sigillata slips.  Layers of decoration are used to illustrate surfaces in a 2-dimensional way as would be seen from outer space.

Some pieces are then burnished, some glazed. Raku fired wares are usually still porous after firing, but some of my small 'planets' & bottle shapes I have sealed to make them water-tight for flowers.

A selection of my raku work is available for purchase here