Raku (noun) generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. This Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking (known as crackling since it is deliberate). Raku Potteryworks is inspired by the art and traditions of the American southwest. They love to combine the brilliant colors of raku with items found in nature such as turquoise, feathers and fallen branches. Beautiful vases, dream jars, fetish vases, blessing bowls, dreamcatcher tiles, raku crosses, spirit angels, blessed hearts, heart stones, geckos and much more.
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