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Raku Vase 3 by lisaluera Raku Vase 3 by lisaluera
Raku Vase, July 2006

Wheel thrown white stoneware
Matte raku glaze
Masked the design with tape, then glazed, removed tape, and fired. The masked areas were turned black from the smoke in the reduction chamber.

12.5 in h x 7 in w

EDIT
Replaced picture with professional photograph.
Photographer: Harrison Evans
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Recycled-Oxygen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
this is so beautiful. I love the designs you do on your raku pots. what kind of tape do you use just regular masking tape?
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I use masking tape, painter's tape, and pin striping tape (I buy it at the automotive parts store). Pin striping tape allows you to get really thin lines, and it curves and stretches over the form. It's my favorite, but also the most expensive. This one was done with some relatively thick pinstriping tape. I use the blue painter's tape a lot too. It's pretty thick, but I use an exacto to cut designs in it too. The possibilities are endles. The tape doesn't have to look pretty on the pot, it just has to stick well enough to resist the glaze, and then you pull it off. You should try experimenting with it.
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i really like that decoration, very fluent design...
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think I taped this pot 3 different times before I was happy with the design. At the time it was the largest pot I had ever thrown so I wasn't used to decorating that large of a surface. This is still one of my favorites. It sits on my mantle. :)
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
what sort of tape did you mask the design with? the curves in it are so smooth -- it looks like it did not crinkle when you made the curves. most tape would not accommodate curves so readily.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pinstriping tape is your friend! :) I actually use all kinds, but that is my favorite for curves. It still gets crinkles, but not as bad and you just make sure and smooth it down really well.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
phenomenally beautiful.

I love the texture of this vase, and the graceful lines of its shape.

I love the rich, dark raku coloring. everything about this vase is mystical and beautiful.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) thank you
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Yume-Ceramics Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
The pattern is really beautiful. I definitely want to try Raku firing in the future. :excited:
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I spent quite a bit of time getting the tape just how I wanted it. You should definitely give raku a try. It is really fun, and quite addictive!
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ScaryPotter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
this is probably one of the most beautiful raku pieces i've ever seen.

I really want to try raku soon
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It is really fun, you've got to try it! (I actually do some of my pieces out of my electric kiln at home if I don't have time to fire it in the raku kiln at the local art center)
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
aye! I haven't done any raku yet, all the pottery I do is at school and we don't have the facilities to do it. One day I may get a chance though
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You gotta do it if you get a chance! It's so much fun!
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fizzfoam Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Beautiful colors, and the masking worked out great!
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Lanthir44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Wow! It reminds me of carnival glass.
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darkguru Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Wow the smoke reduction thing worked really well! I dig the form too. Really good job.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Noah-Schloss Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Simple yet elegant, very nice piece.
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I threw this on July 4th. I had a 3 day weekend and was excited to spend some time experimenting in my studio. I had been throwing for about 4 months and was trying new techniques. This was one I read in a magazine. I threw 2 cylinders, and then fused them together while they were still wet. Once they were fused, I shaped the form. I finally masked, glazed and fired it about a week ago.
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QueerCoyote Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice choice of colors :)
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lisaluera Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the compliment. With raku, the fire makes most of the decisions about the colors! It's like Christmas when you pull it out and see it for the first time. You never know what you are going to get. The main things that I can control are the black masked lines and the textured surface. The glaze that I use gets amazing flashes of color when it is fired.
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