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What is the Raku Grass Glazing Technique?

There are actually two forms

The first form is much like horsehair Raku. Instead of dropping horsehair on the hot pot to create black carbon patterns on the piece, dry grasses are dropped on the pot. These create less curly carbon lines.

The second form is a glazing technique in which a second glaze is applied to a pot using a brush and a quick flowing upward stroke to lay narrow pointed bands of glaze on the piece. This gives the effect of long grass around the pot. An example of this can be seen at:




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