I have held back from posting my raku pieces until I bought wax. I was looking for beeswax polish for furniture, as Linda recommended. But what I found at Home Depot today was a paste wax for finishing furniture and wood floors. The sales associate said it was the type his mom used for their floors, and he had fond memories of the smell of it. It doesn't leave that acrylic residue, and polishes up nice. So I tried it, and it seems to work well. Since the items will not be used for food, the cleaner type smell (which he says diminishes fairly quickly) is not a problem.
I will post a few items at a time. First the horsehair raku pots, since it was the horsehair pottery which first sparked my interest in raku. It didn't disappoint. I love these three items. All three bear my signature stamp near their bottoms.
Here they are, one at a time. First, the piece when unwaxed :
Speaking of penguins, I got it in my head that one of my raku pieces should be a penguin. He was going to be finished in crackle glaze (tummy) and black smoke (the remainder of him). Remember this guy from my previous terra sig post?
This was my penguin after the bisque firing :
Stay tuned for more photos, when I next have time to post.