||Sketches and Ceramics by MP *1997-Present*
Joined: Mar 12, 2009
From: Nor Cal
|Posted: 2009-12-08 8:40 pm  Permalink|
Aloha friends, want to share some more raku fun from this weekend.
My clay group planned this one about three weeks ago and I had these
slip casts ready so off I went. I spent about eight hours glazing these
guys on Saturday, then it was off to the mountain on Sunday morning.
Some of the first batches lining up. All day we were treated to sun, crazy clouds,
hail, rain and a little bit of snow.
A group shot of everybody together. Glazing and firing nine raku mugs in two days is a crapload of work.
Here are the Irwin mugs in celedon, lo fire neon red and lo fire neon orange. I try not to scour
them to hard so they stay a little smokey looking.
Here are the Square Bobs all lined up. The first black one just has white crackle on his face and his bark left unglazed
got a ton of carbon jammed in there. Both of the others have white crackle faces and neon red
and neon orange lo fire glazes.
The first "frank" here has a glaze called abalone, this luster glaze can have crazy efects including gold colors.
Frank here is kind of like shark skin. In soft light it has subtle rose colors and the in brighter light it looks just like copper.
Check out the knarly, bubbly skin on the red Franks right leg.
This color reminds me of the orange guitar amps.
Frank got some crazy flashing and some crusty texture on his left leg.
In some areas I added clear crackle on top of the lo fire glaze which didn't crack much but added some
lighter texture/difference that helped the overall look of the piece. Another killer day with friends and fire!!!
As always, thanks for looking.
If anyone is interested, I will be putting all of these mugs on ebay starting tonight and the next few days.
2012's "Royal Gaurd" by MP
Joined: Nov 07, 2006
From: Southern California
|Posted: 2009-12-08 9:03 pm  Permalink|
dayum...all look amazing MP!!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2009-12-08 9:06 pm  Permalink|
Great billows of carbon smoke!!!!! Very nice finishes MP, love the random flashes!
Joined: Jan 13, 2006
From: las vegas
|Posted: 2009-12-08 9:40 pm  Permalink|
those are beautiful. if you have any interest in a trade, please let me know. you do great work in the raku.
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2009-12-09 05:09 am  Permalink|
These are looking just great, keep up the fine work.
Joined: Sep 02, 2008
|Posted: 2009-12-09 07:09 am  Permalink|
wow the bobs look awesome all raku'd up.
Good stuff as always MP. Love these colors!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2009-12-09 10:26 am  Permalink|
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2009-12-09 11:14 am  Permalink|
Beautiful Batch there!
the orange and red colors POP!
Carbon king you are empee!
Joined: Nov 25, 2005
|Posted: 2009-12-09 1:00 pm  Permalink|
The Bobs are amazing!
What am I saying?!
They are ALL amazing!
Love your lines, style, and proportions. Mahalo for sharing!
Joined: Nov 19, 2006
From: Lemon Grove
|Posted: 2009-12-09 5:09 pm  Permalink|
Your such an animal Mike!! Awwww, the fire! It's all about playing in fire isn't it ;-)
Joined: Dec 03, 2005
From: Graz / Austria
|Posted: 2009-12-10 05:42 am  Permalink|
These Tiki mugs are an absolutely new step on the ladder of tiki-evolution. Incredible professional work and amazing design, I dig that stuff!
Joined: Sep 29, 2003
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
|Posted: 2009-12-10 09:16 am  Permalink|
MP, i lust after these, and am envious of you set up to do Raku. Stunning works!
Joined: Jun 17, 2008
From: Riverside, California
|Posted: 2009-12-10 09:52 am  Permalink|
Beautiful, beautiful work.
Joined: Nov 14, 2008
|Posted: 2009-12-15 2:19 pm  Permalink|
Awesome!, Awesome!, Awesome!
Great color combos!
You Rock MP!
Joined: Sep 02, 2008
|Posted: 2009-12-15 3:18 pm  Permalink|
I have really enjoyed being outbid on these MP