In March Studio Nadeau had an introduction to Raku pottery and firing with Ellen Nadeau. We chose the back yard of one of our members to build a kiln and fire for the day. Our meetings discussed clays and glazing. We got together for a day of glazing in the third week. The last week of the month we gathered for a day long experience of making the backyard kiln foundation, setting up our propane fuel, and multiple firings. Our very last firing or pull of the day, was a much lower temperature, horse hair technique – which wasn’t on the schedule, but many members wanted to know more about it. The contribution of all of our members made the day. We learned from each other, and those that received a first introduction to the process were able to see many possible outcomes that this firing technique offers.
Below are a few pictures of building the kiln foundation and the kiln up and running. Followed by a few pictures from glazing, the raku pots, and the final horse hair pots. See more pictures on our instagram pages @studionadeau and @spotteddogstudio and thank you to our hosts for having us and these additional pictures at this link: https://imgur.com/a/2XKwdRp