Friday, August 19th, 2016

Shelburne Craft School Community Night

At the Shelburne Craft School Community Night, they demonstrated the new raku kiln.

 

 

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Pottery fresh from the kiln is covered in sawdust.

The heat causes the wood to burn, making some fabulous flames.

 

 

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Everyone walks around with long metal tongs.

Stars afire!

 

 

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The pottery is cooled in water until it can be removed with bare hands.

 

 

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To remove the soot most easily, is best to polish sooner rather than later.

 

 

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All of the children attending were given a raku-glazed star necklace.

 

 

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