Sunday, May 31, 2009

Catching up - Peter Harris Raku workshops March 2009

Peter Harris recently ran a workshop for a group of 12 local ceramicists on raku techniques and firing. The workshop covered the application of glazes and patinas, and the method of firing that he uses to create the subtle colours he is well known for. He showed us how to apply glazes, and colours, as well as fuming techiques. Peter's experiences in Africa were a highlight of the weekend and he demostrated some of the thrown shapes and stamped decoration that are a signature of his work inspired by his travels.

Peter preparing glazes and patinas for decoration

At the spray booth

Peter demonstrating decoration techniques on wheel-thrown vase.

Results of the Raku firing

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