Raku-fired cylindrical vases. Perhaps the most exciting of all firing techniques, Raku is random and unpredictable. This ancient technique of fast firing requires swift action in removing glowing red-hot ceramics from the kiln and immediately placing the piece in a bin full of combustibles (e.g., sawdust, newspaper, dried leaves) that bursts into flames. The glaze, because of the rapid cooling, crazes and crackles. Carbon and smoke smother the ceramics, leaving a permanent imprint of fire and smoke on the pottery.
H 11.75" W 2"