Raku is a pottery firing technique originating in 16th century Japan. The bowls are placed in the kiln and rapidly fired to a temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius. The red hot pot with molten glaze is then lifted from the kiln and buried in wood shavings. The resulting flames are quickly starved of oxygen creating a carbon rich ‘reduction’ atmosphere. This is how each piece of work acquires its own unique crackle formation in the glaze. Due to the relatively low firing temperatures essential for raku the clay body remains semi-porous and therefore is not recommended for holding liquids.
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Peter Sparrey is a British ceramicist who specialises in hand firing bowls, vases and jars in a variety of colours and glazes. For bespoke orders, please email email@example.com or enquire above.