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Ryan Peters - ClayGuyRy - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Wisconsin, United States · 170 Sales

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Ryan Peters - ClayGuyRy - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Wisconsin, United States 170 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

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.

Check out my Facebook Page to stay up to date on my latest works and receive special offers throughout the year!
https://www.facebook.com/rakupottery

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.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE WITH THE ITEM AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR A QUOTE

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 2, 2016

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.

Check out my Facebook Page to stay up to date on my latest works and receive special offers throughout the year!
https://www.facebook.com/rakupottery

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.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE WITH THE ITEM AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR A QUOTE

Ryan Peters

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Ryan Peters

Small Candle Luminary - Pottery - Lantern
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5 out of 5 stars
(45)
bermanredsea

bermanredsea on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A very attractive vase. It is rather small. The colors, design and shape all are splendid! Delivery and service were excellent! Fine job!

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About

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Raku, Saggar and Stoneware

I started making pottery in 2003, my freshman year at Waukesha West High School. Its wasnt until my senior year, 2007, that I started to sell my work at a local studio where I volunteered in exchange for wheel time and gallery representation. The following year, 2008, I decided college wasnt for me and decided to open my own studio/gallery instead of returning for my sophmore year at UW-Whitewater. After closing the shop in Waukesha in August 2013, I worked at a studio in Hartland, WI for 6 moths before relocating 90 miles north to Ripon, WI. After leaving Ripon, I took a 6 month break from producing pottery, but I am now back at it, and ironically in the studio where I worked right after high school.
I focus on my Etsy shop as well as stocking several galleries and doing art fairs during the summer months.

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    Pottery has always fascinated me, since the first time I challenged myself to turn a chunk of clay into a vessel, which wasn’t very successful. But over the past decade of producing thousands of pieces, I have come to an understanding with the clay.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2014
All of my work is thrown on the potters wheel and glazed with an alternative firing technique, known as Raku. Rakuware is for decorative use only. It will not hold water and is not recommended for use with food.

Life is like a Raku pot, you never know what you are going to get. I think this is why my passion has come to be such a spontaneous process. Not knowing what the outcome should be, there is little room for disappointment and only room for embracing the element of surprise.

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I accept payments through Paypal. Credit card customers, please pay via Paypal (no Paypal account is required). Please pay for your purchase within 5 days or your sale will be canceled.
Shipping
Your order will be shipped via USPS priority within 24 hours of payment received (except Sunday). I will ship to the address confirmed by Etsy.

Alternative shipping methods are available upon request. If you would like a different method of shipping please contact me and I will give you a quote.

All pottery will be packaged carefully for a safe shipment. If you receive an item that has been damaged, please contact me within one week of receipt, and send me a photo of the damage. I will give you a full refund for the broken pot.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges are permitted up to one week after the purchase. Customer is responsible for repackaging as well as covering all shipping charges involved.
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