After the pot has been burnished, a fine slip and sacraficial glaze is applied in a random pattern. I then fire the vessel in an raku kiln and afterwards, place the glowing pot in sawdust and the white clay body turns black from the smoke. The glaze pops off and the resulting "naked" pot is buffed with a high-quality microcrystaline wax to preserve the sheen.
Horsehair Raku Stoneware Vessel XII by Lance Timco. Wheel-thrown stoneware pottery. Covered in several layers of terra sigillata and hand polished. Raku fired with horsehair and iron. Signed on the bottom by the artist. The images are of the actual piece for sale. This raku piece is for decorative use only. The clay remains porous and is not suitable for holding water.