firing is unique and so each piece is unique.
Especially the teal will vary with flashes of copper.
RAKU FIRING TECHNIQUE
Raku is a quick 1 to 3 hour low-fire firing to around cone 07 ; about 1846
Red hot clay pieces are taken out of the kiln with tongs and then covered. After
cooling a few minutes, the piece is immersed in water. This unique technique
utilizes the four elements: earth (clay), fire (the firing), water (immersion),
& air (reduction).
DE BAUN FINE CERAMICS
work is handmade and hand
glazed. The majority is raku fired
for the glaze, although a small portion is oxidation
fired in an electric kiln.
De Baun uses stamps in bowls
and incense burners, and the majority are hand carved in clay, a time consuming
process requiring slowly carving away the many layers to the design edges.
Some of the designs take many hours.
The bowl forms are all made
on a slab roller and then placed in a form to dry.
They are then sanded and bisque fired to cone 04 in the electric kiln.
This process takes about 10 hours. Washing and glazing is next, followed by a
second firing in the raku kiln. This
takes about 2.5 hours. Pieces are
Your shrine or blessing bowl
will take a lot of heat without cracking but the underneath surface must be
protected as they conduct heat. Sand is recommended inside the bowl if the bowls
are used to burn cone incense. This will protect the design from being scorched.
Hand wash as fine china.
Each piece is hand signed by