I have to admit, when I chose Laguna’s R13 Copper for May’s Raku glaze of the month, I really wasn’t looking forward to it….a whole pile of copper penny pots…exciting.  It’s not that I have anything against a good copper penny.  It’s really nice.  I particularly like to use a good flashing glaze as an accent on a piece.  But when I do my glaze of the month tests, I try to show the featured glaze as the main focus of each piece, and as I mentioned, that makes for a lot of shiny metal surfaces.  So I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised I was by the results.  I was blown away by the deep blue-greens blending into yellows, and subtle golden metallics that edge toward magenta & purple when reduced in Excelsior.  With leaves as the reduction material, dark greens edging toward silvery-metallic was predominant, while the sawdust provided more of the results I expected – flashy copper metallic with the deep purple and blue iridescent tones.  Laguna’s R-13 Copper has earned itself a spot in my regular repertoire of Raku glazes, and it can be part of yours as well, with our special glaze of the month price.

Laguna R-13 Copper 5# bag Regular Price: $12.50

Bracker’s Glaze of the Month Price: $11.00

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