clayguyry's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my shop! Most of my pieces are wheel thrown, making each piece unique in its own way. I focus on Raku pottery, but recently started on functional wares such as mugs and bowls. Firing in an electric kiln versus my gas kiln has been a fun adventure so far, Im excited to keep working at the cone 5/6 range to provide pottery to all who appreciate the art/function.

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I built my first Raku kiln in 2007 during my senior year of high school. I continued to use that kiln until early 2014 when I decided it was time to recreate my faithful companion.

Although I leave a majority of my work a single copper-tone glaze. I also have developed a style of raku which gives me a small deal of control where I express my personality and the structure of my mind. I use an auto pin stripping tape to mask off area where I like the clay to remain black and then alternate between a white and a copper glaze (produces green when oxidized to a copper penny when reduced), as well as a copper/cobalt glaze (produces a blue to smokey blue color and flashes copper penny when reduced.)

After I decide to apply my tape resist or just leave the vase a single glaze, I then apply the glaze to each piece by hand brushing the glaze, the pot is then placed within the kiln. I fire the kiln to nearly 2000 degrees Fahrenheit in 45-55 minutes where I then remove the top of the kiln and transfer the pots into a garbage can while the glaze is molten hot. The garbage can is filled with combustible materials which are ignited as soon as the red hot pots are placed in the post firing reduction chamber. At this point the atmosphere within the can can be placed in reduction or oxidation, each reacting with the copper a little differently yielding one of a kind results each firing.

In my 7 years of working exclusively with this glazing technique, I have learned to persuade my glaze to go into the copper tones or greens, as well as blue, which allows me to better cater to the customers needs. Whether you are looking for a gift idea or something special for yourself, I believe that you will find my Raku pottery to be exactly what you were looking for.


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