Raku Gallery


My collection of Raku fired pots. The Raku technique is when glazed ceramics are taken from the kiln while they are still glowing hot and are placed in a material that would be able to catch fire, such newspaper. This technique is used to starve the piece of oxygen, which shows lots of colors within the glaze. Raku firing without glaze on them means that the oxygen is taken from the clay itself rather than a glaze, which results in some areas having a matte black coloring. you can also use horse hair or bird feathers to burn on the pots which creates dark organic patterns and texture.