- Article - 

 Site Navigation   Home    Raku Artist Bio   Raku Gallery   Free Raku Glazes    Raku Define   Raku Links    Raku Articles   Raku Books


Raku Clay?

Almost any type of clay can be used for Raku, some of it just survives the process a lot better than others, or more care has to be taken during the firing and reduction process for the various clays to survive. Generally I use a cone 10 stoneware clay body that has a small amount of grog to "open" up the body. There are specialized clay bodies that are mixed specifically for Raku, which may be your best option if you are new to Raku. I understand some potters even use porcelain, but have to fire more slowly and reduce carefully to avoid breaking every piece. In general almost any clay that can be fired to at least cone 06 (the higher is better), with sand or grog (the more the better) can be used to Raku.



Raku Glazes

Raku Secrets


Learn Dozens of Hints, Tips and Techniques in the free monthly newsletter 

Just Raku
Just enter the primary email address below and click subscribe


Privacy Policy - Your email address or other personal information will only be used for this newsletter. It will never be given, rented, or sold to any other party for any other purposed

Raku Secrets

Raku Glazes

Raku Beads

Got Raku?


Gary R. Ferguson - Raku Artist

(c) Copyright 2005, Gary R. Ferguson