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Caru Dolgellau 💜 Love Dolgellau

I’ve made these exciting little hearts to experiment with raku firing and have donated the results to the Caru Dolgellau 💜 Love Dolgellau Calonau Cymru fund raising. 

The clay I used was some end of bag Earthstone cranked. I decorated with some brush on Amaco Raku glaze: Lustrous copper and Smokey blue. I also used a home mixed glaze – a white crackle using Borax frit, alkaline frit, bentonite and tin oxide. 

The effect was great with the copper glaze reducing nicely to a lovely shine and the white crackling subtly. The white glaze came out with a pink hue. 

The pots that went into the reduction pot last had cooled and the sawdust at the top didn’t catch So these pots didn’t reduce/ smoke as much as they might have. 

We need a bigger/ better reduction pot!!

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