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
I will have a booth this weekend at Yankton Riverboat Days and Art Fair. It will be the first of 3 weekends in a row. I am ready. Looks like the weather will be nice. We are staying with long time friends of Jim's.
Crackle Jar for Linda, World on a Vessel, Tree od Life, Copper Vase Jim and I have been squeezing in some raku fires in between our travels and out of town obligations. I have been watching some youtube videos to see what other ceramic artists are doing. Some very informative videos. Some of what I do is trial and error because of my limited background or short term experience. I am getting there and have learned so much these past few months. None of the raku would be possib