Raku Enamelling

34Take a process like enamelling where the enamel itself behaves differently depending on the colour of the enamel and the kiln temperature varies as materials are loaded in and out …..and add twist.
I’ve been experimenting with Raku enamelling where the copper is enamelled as normal but then, straight from the kiln, it is plunged into a tin of shredded paper and sawdust until they bust into flames. The lid is then added and the flame, which needs oxygen to burn, pulls it from the actual enamels. Its tricky but I have had some interesting results. Dark blue enamel seems to work best.


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