Sally’s unique creations are truly a thing of beauty, and the process behind each one is fascinating. There are many different techniques that Sally uses, Rakuand Smoke Firing being the two principal ones. Raku pots are glazed and, when ready, put into sawdust for post firing reduction. These are brightly coloured and have a glossy glazed finish. She also does Smoke firings where the burnished bisque fired pots are wrapped tightly in organic materials such as seaweed collected locally. These are then fired in a sagar in her Raku kiln where the natural minerals impart their colours into the surface of the pots. Each and every piece she makes is unique, the variables of these techniques allow only for individual pieces of art.
Sally will be running a Raku Firing Workshop Saturday 15th Sept 10.30 – 1 pm, on the Green, Price including all materials and pot £25 Get involved with the elemental experience of how clay and is transformed by heat. Decorate a specially made pot by Sally Tully using her specially made metallic glazes. Watch them be fired in an open gas-fired kiln, put into sawdust and then plunged into water. You will then clean up the pot and discover its amazing iridescent surfaces. You will be thrilled and surprised. Take your pot home you.
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