Raku Ceramics Process - Stage 1 - Design Creation

Many of my customers ask how my Raku ceramics are made, so I have created this new blog to show the process. I will be updating the blog with pictures on a weekly basis.

These ones show the tools that we use, the cutting out of the clay, the designing, the drying process & the first firing. The overall process is quite lengthy but also very rewarding & therapeutic.

The bisque firing is the first of two firings. The goal of bisque firing is to convert greenware (unfired pottery which is very fragile) to a durable, semi-vitrified porous stage where it can be safely handled during the glazing and decorating process.

Check my next blog next week for Stage 2 - Glazing

Clay tools

Cutting out the template

Big Fish drying

New style fish drying

Rosie at work
A successful bisque firing