Solar Eclipse Raku


Early Monday, 8/21/17 it occurred to me I should do a raku fire during the eclipse. I had 2 plates and 2 bowls that were unglazed. Let's do it! It was raining most of the morning but let up and we fired up the kiln.We lifted the kiln right around 1:01 PM, Solar eclipse time Sioux Falls, SD. It was extremely hot and extremely cool all at the same time. Just as we were putting them into the barrels to smoke it started to rain again! They all came out pretty cool, but the black bowl is my favorite.

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