How to Build Your Own Raku Kiln
A simple solution to make your own Raku kiln is to use a metal dustbin lined with ceramic fibre.
Specialist Raku kilns can be quite expensive to buy, but with a few tools, it is possible to create your own Raku kiln at a much lower cost. It is also fun and a great sense of achievement!
Here’s how I made my Raku kiln. I’m now on my 3rd one like this and it’s still my favourite way to Raku fire my ceramics!
Once the Raku kiln is made you can use a solution of Rigidiser to spray on the side of the kiln to hep to harden and preserve the top layer of ceramic fibre.
Please note: Always use a face mask/dust mask and gloves when handling the ceramic fibre and make sure it is body soluble. This means that if breathed in the fibres won’t remain in your body.
Just add a Raku burner, some tongs, heatproof gloves, a metal dustbin for sawdust and a metal bucket for water and you have a simple set up to Raku fire your bisque fired ceramics.