Pulling fired raku pot from combustibles
Photo from Sunset Magazine

Using white stoneware clay, Lynn Dee makes vases and covered jars on the potters wheel. While the clay is still moist, sculptural additions are created and attached. Some pieces are cut and paddled to change their shapes. After the completed pieces have dried slowly, they are bisque fired to approximately 1800 degrees F in an electric kiln. This initial firing changes the clay permanently so that the work can be handled easily without breaking. She glazes all interiors for added strength and to give a finished appearance. Exteriors are decorated and glazed, some with brushwork.  Lynn designs and mixes all of her own glazes to achieve the desired effects of color and texture.The Raku firing is with propane, followed
by the post firing reduction.

Sunset magazine issue which features the work of artist Lynn Dee
Featuring Lynn Dee’s Raku

The most exciting part of the process for Lynn Dee comes at the end of the Raku firing when she takes the glowing glazed pottery from the kiln and places it into the hay and ferns from around the studio for the post-firing reduction. This is where the magic happens.

View a selection of Lynn’s Raku Pottery and Raku Sculpture.