Here are some photos of our Raku firing on Saturday.
Backwards I know, but here are a few of the fired pots.
This is the setup. The kiln is the rusty looking barrel in the middle which is heated with a propane torch which you can see sticking into it. When they are heated enough the pots are put into cans of sawdust or leaves and smoked. Then they are washed and admired.
Ryan is glazing a pot that Marcel gave him.
Ryan's pot coming out of the smoker.
Ryan watching the first washing of the pot. At this stage it's still pretty hot. Soon after the picture he took it and scrubbed it down until it was gleaming.