Loading the kiln
Fire 'er up
About 30 minutes later check the glaze
Pulling the pot from the fire
Don't drop it
On the cooling rack. The coffee cans are used to slow the cooling down so the bowls don't crack.
Transformation through magic of the fire
From the inside
And best of all, tea tastes so good
Other students in the class used newspapers and garbage cans after they pulled their pots from the kiln.
Here you see the iridescence typical with American raku
Silver, gold, copper and a rainbow of sparkly colors