Raku Ceramics Process - Stage 4 - Dunking & Cleaning

Here is our penultimate blog on our Raku ceramics process. 

This stage is to 'dunk' the item in cold water and clean with a stiff brush or some kind of abrasive material to remove the ash.

Due to the thermal shock of the temperature changes, it results in a wonderful cracking appearance so characteristic of Raku, as well as some amazing metallic effects which you can see from the pictures below.

Next week we will have some fully cleaned up Raku pieces.

Cat going in the tub

Mice going in the tub

Fish going for a swim !

Hen in the tub

Large fish in the tub

Tortoise fancied a paddle too !

Mouse scrubbing up nicely

All clean & sparkly