The ceramics on display have been slip cast and subsequently bisque fired. A glaze firing follows using two very different techniques.
The first is the ancient Japanese technique called Raku. The glaze formula results in a shiny coloured finish during the gas firing. The crazed black lines (of varying intensity) are the hallmark of this process.
The second is a barium glaze firing using an electric kiln. Initially the surface of the pottery is coated with copper oxide. A coat of barium glaze is then added, before firing. The finish is a matt blue/purple surface.
Nuneaton North Scout HQ
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