Raku Pottery

Raku pottery is created through a process in which unglazed pots are heated in a small kiln to orange hot. They are then removed from the kiln with tongs, placed on sand, and covered with a trash can containing crumpled newspaper. The paper instantly bursts into flame pulling the oxygen from the glaze and giving the pot it’s final color. The smoke gives the unglazed portions of the pottery a signature dark appearance.Those glazes containing copper oxide can vary from turquise to pure copper. Please note that raku is earthenware and does not hold water.