A Raku fired bag based on my usual plastic designs.
This was my first test of using the Yellow Raku glaze. The irony is that the designs are reversed - have a shit day came out wonderfully, and 'have a nice day' looks a hot mess.
This is the charm and unpredictability of raku firing and also hand painting your glazes on.
Raku pieces are made, dried, bisque fired before they are then glazed with special raku glazes. They are placed inside a raku kiln, outside and heated with gas. Once they have reached around 1000oc, they are removed and placed inside metal bins, filled with paper and sawdust. This catches fire and lids are placed on top and the bins are covered with water. After around 10minutes, we open the bins and cool down the items inside.
It's complete luck and praying to the kiln gods! This makes them specialist ceramics, completely unique and collector's items.
These should be fine to hold plants. Please note that excess carbon may reside inside, so if you place flowers/water inside, this may affect them.
This item is not food safe.