Pig Pen Pottery

Home made pots for every day use

Navigation Menu

Studio Tour 2019 October 18-20, Great Falls, Va.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in In and around the Pen |

Pig Pen Pottery is #10 on the Tour. You can get more information from GreatFallsStudios.com or pick up a brochure at the Old Schoolhouse which is Studio Tour Headquarters, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Va 22066. On Friday I will be throwing and assembling something – a lamp – a teapot- a fountain. On Saturday we will be demonstrating the...

Read More

Western Style Raku

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Raku at the Pen |

The piece is removed from the fire at about 1800 degrees. I put it onto a bed of combustibles which sits on a bed of sand. I then put a bucket over the pot and the fire, using the sand to seal it making it more or less airtight. Photo by Christopher...

Read More

Obvara Raku

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Raku at the Pen |

Obvara Raku is actually not raku at all. The only similarity is that the pot gets heated up in a raku kiln. Obvara is a technique used in the Balkans to seal low fire pots to prepare them for cooking and serving food. This method is said to promote good health and longevity to those consuming the food. How can this not be a good thing? When the kiln is at...

Read More