Raku Pot - Copper Glaze with Black Pattern Top - Large
Item 232 (ONE in stock)
This unique piece is hand sculpted from Raku clay and fired in a Raku Kiln.
Dimensions: 26(h) x 18(w) x 12(d) cm
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The Raku Process
Raku is originally a Japanese style of firing. The piece is fired to 1000 degrees and removed from the kiln whilst still glowing hot. It is placed in a bin of combustible material and covered. The thermal shock causes the glaze to craze and the smoke created in the reduction atmosphere enters the crazed glaze creating black patterns. The copper in the glaze reacts in the reduction atmosphere creating different colours from copper to green, blue and yellow. Where there is no glaze the piece goes black from the smoke in the reduction bin.
NB- Raku Art is not recommended for outdoors or being placed in direct sunlight as this will change and/or diminish the colours on the surface. It is not food safe or water proof.