An Artist's Tour by James Watkins
Creating a Double-Walled Raku Cauldron
The most important factor for me in making a successful large, double-walled raku cauldron is to have a strong clay body. A clay body capable of withstanding the stress of rapid firing and cooling without cracking. Through trial-and-error, I have developed a very dependable clay formula. The formula is as follows:
Before putting the clay on the potters wheel, I wedge the clay one hundred times to eliminate any air bubbles.
Tour Introduction Forming the Raku Cauldron