the word of the week is raku (pottery)

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Pottery is a long lost love of mine. In high school, I spent a lot of time in the ceramics studio, and loved every minute of it. My parents house is still packed with dozens of my projects, some of which I’m actually still pretty proud of. One of the techniques I always found beautiful and fascinating was raku.
This pottery is created by firing your pot at a relatively low temperature, and then moving it while hot to a closed container with something combustible (usually newspaper or sawdust). As the materials ignite, a reaction is caused which creates the intense colors and textures shown above.
After seeing these results, im tempted  to dig a hole in my backyard and give it a try! Aren’t they just incredible?

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6 thoughts on “the word of the week is raku (pottery)

    1. Lynne Anderson

      I’m delighted one of my raku pieces was featured in this blog (it’s the second one from the top). I’ve specialized in the raku firing process for over 15 years. In addition to featuring my work on my website, I also sell at Hope you’ll visit sometime!

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