The beautiful colors once obtained with our copper matte raku glaze eluded us in the last few firings we did before winter weather set in. Then, in the first firing of the spring, we were blessed with these:
We fired, glazed and reduced the same way we always have. Same glaze we used last fall, not a new batch. Who knows? Maybe the wind was just blowing the right way this time. Regardless, this was a nice start to the 2014 raku firing season.