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Exhibition • Recent Works by Mike Spencer • Boardroom Gallery

  • Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment 11 - 2 Street Northeast Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1R8 Canada (map)

When most potters in the West think of raku firing, they think of what should technically be referred to as “American” or “Western” raku: a process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface.

This Western raku firing process has a huge draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability.

After all, what’s not to love about playing with fire?!