I had a lovely day out on Saturday and went over to my boyfriends studio to see him do a raku firing.  I saw him set up and load the kiln and then waited while everything cooked.  My favourite bit is always when he first takes the items out and you can see how the glazes have reacted and the wonderful colours they have produced.  Some of them came out some amazing metallic tones.  Unfortunately my pics don't really do them justice as I only had my ipod handy to take them on.  A great day though and I felt very inspired to get making myself.