Some nice results from my Raku firing, in spite of the drippy ice and freezing temps. I was pretty frozen by the end of the day, but it was fun, no drama and I only lost five beads out of 100 so probably my best record yet for losses. I didn't really fire much big stuff this time, just some small dishes, beads, pendants and two sheep that came out beautifully. A new yellow came out nicely but hard to photograph. Recipe is Gertstely Borate 80 Cornwall Stone 20 and vanadium stain 6-8% I used 6% and it was very pale, may go stronger next time and see what happens, but it's very pretty.
Come on over toThe Bead Shop in Carr Mill, Carrboro this Saturday, I will be there with lots and lots of beads and pendants!