Modern chemical raku – the balance of control

The balance of control with modern chemical raku is something I fight with as a raku artist regularly. I have full control over form, but the further I delve into chemical compounds and chemical reactions the further I extend myself into the realms of unpredictability. So much so that one concoction of chemicals can come […]

The Alchemy Of Clay

Although the medieval chemical science of alchemy never rung true, I have always felt that ceramic is a close contender. We may not be able to turn base metals into gold, find a universal cure for all diseases or indefinitely prolong life, but we can turn clay into ceramic. Forming and drying something almost useless […]