Rakuvaria 2 & 3
Rakuvaria 3! (English) Now for sale!
Attention! Rakuvaria 2 is the basis, Rakuvaria 3 describes new techniques!
In Rakuvaria 3 many unusual techniques and experiments are again explained step by step. In 13 chapters are described various smoking techniques with the help of, for example, milk, flour and plant extracts, crocodile glaze and many variations thereof, 70 new glaze recipes, ways to save on energy during raku firings and various unusual firing techniques. It is also to be noted that most subjects are explained using homemade YouTube movies.
2014, format 17 cm x 24.5 cm, hard cover, 192 pages, 9 graphs and 384 colour photographs.
Price € 39,--
Rakuvaria 3 = much more AHA!!!
RAKUVARIA 2 ( English)
A publication by Ine and Ed Knops
The most complete and concrete Rakubook.
Over 300 pages, 34 chapters, step-by-step descriptions clarified by use of 470 pictures in colour of e.g.
Raku, Naked-raku, Copper matt, Terra sigillata, Sagger firing, smoking-techniques, stoking Raku in a
microwave, sawdust oven, Pit-fire, Aluminium foil technique, charcoal oven, glaze recipes, Raku oven
building, stoking Raku without smoke nuisance, etc.
A complete full-colour hardcover book printed on firm paper.
Price € 43.
First published in March 2003
Rakuvaria 2 has also been published in French, German and Dutch.
This book can be directly ordered on this website.
In 1,5 hour of footage multiple subjects are presented that also feature in our book "Rakuvaria 2".
These subjects are presented in a “no bla … bla, but AHA!” style.
By means of a menu you can set the DVD-language to: English, Spanish, German, French or Dutch.
Some subjects that are featured in this film:
- How to build a Raku-oven.
- Analyses of the entire Raku-process, from the glaze production up to the end result.
- Directly stoking in and open fire and the decoration of your work.
- Decorating with a water beam, preventing smoke from being a nuisance, how to influence
the final colour of the glaze, etc. etc.
- We also show new techniques without being secretive. Among these techniques are the
crocodile skin technique by Swiss Stefan Jakob and a special decoration technique used
by female Ghanaian potters.
Price: € 23,50 VAT included
Ordering this item can easily be done in our web shop.
From our shop
New kiln shelve 250x250x9mm
Sphinx Mulcorit max 1200 °C
Microwave kiln, small.
Raku Firing in a microwave oven!
The useful space in the kiln is Ø 7 cm and 4 cm high.
Since the ovens are commonly used in glass fusing, we've added something to the article, i.e. an extra sturdy base made of insulating brick.
The ovens are ideal for small jewelry making and for example to make glaze-samples: www.microwave-hotpot.com
Do you want to get a better grip on crackle formation when firing raku? Then this laser temperature meter is an ideal tool.
You get a workpiece from the hot kiln. You measure the temperature with the laser meter and wait until the temperature has dropped to a certain value.
Now you place it in the sawdust and you are assured of crackles on the end result.
Also ideal with, for example, smoking techniques, such as burning in horse hair, etc.
A temperature schedule is provided with this article, with indications, at which temperatures crackle, burn-in possibilities, etc.