Smoke and fire
The fabulous weather on Saturday, although a little chilly early on, set the scene for great results from the pit and raku firings at our annual Open Day.
We managed 15 or 16 firings in the two raku kilns with many successes. The pit firing is always surprising and achieved great results. It will be interesting to see the cleaned pieces.
Thanks to Barabara and Narelle we were spoilt with delicious organic sausage sandwiches. There were also plenty of yummy cakes and biscuits for morning and afternoon tea to fill in the gaps.
We had some very interested visitors who purchased and rakued some ceramic pieces to take home. They were fascinated with the process and delighted with the results of their pieces.
We were impressed with the fabulous results from Anniss' children's pottery class. They had the opportunity of rakuing some of their pieces and enjoyed seeing them come out of the kilns.
Check out the photos below - a snapshot of the pit preparation on Thursday last week and some of Saturday's results.
Particular thanks to Fay for her pit prep, Marienne, Claire, Anniss, Dean and Jean for running the raku kilns and everyone else for helping out. Together we had a great day - always enjoyable to experience raku firings with others, to work together and share unexpected discoveries.
You may even see some of our member's work from this day, in the Gosford Art Prize. Stay tuned.
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