Raku!!

Raku is a type of Japanese pottery that was created in the 16th century. Its original purpose was for making tea bowls used in tea ceremonies. I do love matcha! I also love raku painted pottery! The pottery is known for its unique look: metallic, crackle, blacken exposed clay and lustrous colors. I had the opportunity to paint two pieces while at Desert Dragon Pottery in Phoenix.

  • Painted with raku glazes
  • Placed them in a kiln until it reached 1900 degrees F
  • Removed them from the kiln and placed them on the ground atop shredded paper
  • Covered each with shredded paper
  • Covered each with a metal container
  • Waited 20 minutes
  • Removed them from the containers and placed them in water to cool

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