One of my favorite things is to Raku fire with my teacher and potter extraordinaire Peter Syak. In a (small, masked and socially distanced) ceramic class this summer, Peter introduced the extruder, which is like a giant Play-Doh machine, but for clay.
I made seven bowls: three small ones without feet and four large ones with feet. My carving needs a ton of practice, but I like how some of the pieces came out.
Though Raku pottery is generally not food-safe, it’s safe with “dry” food such as candy, nuts, and pretzels.
The Copper Blue Luster glaze is beautiful, and I always like the crackles that show up when using Clear Glaze.
Happy creating, hon!