With a name like ‘raku’, this pottery technique creates high expectations. This word of Japanese origin means ‘pleasure, comfort, ease, enjoyment or delight’, and for me, it lives up to the hype.
In fact, I find the process to be magical.
Some of the magic of raku pottery!
The biggest pull of raku pottery for me is the fact that you must embrace the unexpected. While the raku process for pottery leads to unexpected results, it also leads to unique one of a kind pieces of art.
Raku is a technique that is not without risk. You are moving pots at nearly 1000 degrees celsius. You are putting these pots into combustible material. Things get very hot. And sometimes, even when you do everything right, a piece will still crack and break.
But then sometimes pure magic is revealed and your efforts are rewarded. Raku has indeed been a comfort and eased my soul, the results have delighted my senses which has brought me great pleasure.
In the coming weeks, I will be sharing this comfort and enjoyment with you all. I am currently revamping my website so that you will be able to purchase a piece of your very own raku pottery. In October, I will be offering free shipping to the first four people in Canada who purchase a piece of pottery. If you are interested, be sure to check out my vases here. You can reserve your spot, by sending me a message here.
An assortment of our various raku pottery creations!
For all of my readers elsewhere, I will be offering the first four people from other parts of the world a ten percent discount. I could not leave you all out of the fun!
Thank you all for reading my blog and all of your kind support and encouragement. You inspire me to keep creating!