Would you think that I am just blowing smoke to tell you that you can do Raku in a blow-away kiln that weighs less than your average feline friend? In less time than it takes to pop a CD into your audio system, you can be cruising at 15 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.
I'm talking in 30 seconds or less!
Okay! So you're wondering, "What's the scoop?" Well, you gotta think different with this one!
Rocky Raku allows you to load your kiln flameless every time.
Instead of a preheated kiln, you place your ware into an inactive chamber and fire up! In 15 to 30 seconds you're cruising at glaze meltdown. When ready, shut down...no hot blast of flame in your face, no singed eyebrows, just a glowing, hot flash, allowing you a quick, easy, flameless tong pull. Operating Rocky results in the same effect on your pottery as traditional kilns, without excessive fuel consumption and long heating periods.
Frank and Rocky with a student @ Venice Art Center in Venice, Fl.
I can show you
in no time flat how to put all of this together as a working
portable Raku kiln! You see, I wrote a book on doing all this back
in the '70's called "Kiln Building with Space Age Materials"!
Prentice Hall was the publisher, but darn, if it isn't out of print
now! So, I've updated all the good stuff you're missing and I'm
offering it to you here and now on the Web!
Below are examples of three bowls that recently went through the raku experience with "ROCKY".
Raku Bowls from the ArtCenter Sarasota, Fl. 2005
And remember, there are other kiln plans coming soon! The updraft catenary kiln, the downdraft, the Roman-arch kiln, the Suspension drum kiln and even a production kiln with double car beds!
So, Ignite now! If you're just blasting a one nighter on the beach with smoke & fire, or cookin' out daily with copper carb and slip, you can't be without Rocky Raku.