We want to talk about a beautiful day in Paignton. Our tutor Liz took us to Peter and Vera’s house with an amazing garden where they explained how to make raku sculptures with clay and ceramic.
At the beginning they showed us their vast garden composed of flowers of all colours and many types of herbs. Vera showed us the storage-room where there are the materials useful for making sculptures (for example: clay and glazes). When the sculptures are ready they put them into the kiln at 1000 degrees for 30 minutes. Then to cool them they put the sculptures into the sawdust to make them black. At the end, as is typical in England, we had a cup of tea accompanied by bread pudding and raspberry tart.
If you want to know more about Raku: www.veniceclayartists.com/the-raku-pottery-technique/