Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

Spring Creek Clay,Etc
Rice Lake, WI
BruceKaupanger.com
2017 booth # 92

I do Raku pottery and add horsehair to each piece- Underglazes are added to the pot before it is bisque fired-A clear glaze is used on the pot so the underglaze colors will come through- After the hot pot comes out of the glaze kiln horsehair is added creating a carbon trail design.  When my Raku pots dry I spray them with colored underglazes.  After bisque firing, I paint a clear glaze on the pot; this allows the  underglaze color to come through,  When the hot pot comes out of the glaze kiln I put it in a bucket of sawdust then apply horsehair.

Born and raised in Stoughton Wisconsin.  I graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a BA in 1969 and from UW-Superior with a MA in 1975.  Taught art in the Rice Lake Wisconsin School District for 33 years.   Retired in 2002 and have been making lots of pots ever since.  I am blessed with a wonderful understanding family.  Life is GOOD !!                                                                                                                                             

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger

© Bruce Kaupanger