About Naked Raku
Naked raku gets its name because during the process of firing, the outer shell of slip that was applied falls off revealing the “naked” surface of the pot underneath. It was in the past referred to as slip resist raku.
Each piece is first bisque fired in the normal way in an electric or gas kiln.
Depending on the shape of the piece and the desired effect, certain parts or the pot are masked with a ‘sacrificial’ clay-slip. When the slip dries, it shrinks and crackles. Following this, the pot is placed in a raku kiln (a simple gas-fired kiln).
It is fired to between 800˚C and 900˚C then carefully removed from the kiln using long-handled tongs and placed into a metal can amongst wood-shavings and sawdust. The can is sealed with a tight-fitting lid.
The intense heat causes the pot to immediately burst into flame and infuses the pot with smoke. The thick slip resists the smoke so that the pot surface remains white underneath it. The crackles in the slip allow the smoke to reach the surface of the pot.
When the pot is finished and the slip is removed, you have a pot with a beautiful black crackle surface.
This technique provides infinite variety; the results which are never the same twice.
|Event Date||13-09-2020 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||13-09-2020 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||25-07-2020|
|Cut off date||13-09-2020|
|Individual Price||Members $45 Non-Members $80|
|Contact Name||Dianne Peach|
|This is a CAQ Event||CAQ_Event|
|Location||Brisbane Institute of Art|