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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Slip Resist Raku Thrown Pot 0186

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In Raku firing, slip resist is one of the most strange and fascinating methods to create beautiful patterns in a smooth surface. In the slip resist technique, before the raku firing, the surface of the pot is covered with two layers, the first being the slip and the second the glaze.

It is strange in a way because we want the slip to crack. This is so that the smoke from the combustion material during reduction can penetrate the crack to mark the body. Sometimes patches can fall off during reduction, exposing larger areas for the black to colour.

Once cooled, I chip off any remaining slip to reveal the entire body. The final step is to wash it thoroughly and polish with beeswax.

Approx Size: 6x8in 15x20cm
Price: £95 (including VAT & delivery)

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