Raku Techniques and Styles Ceramic Art and Pottery Crafts

This category is for sites focusing Raku pottery. They will provide non-commercial displays and/or information on the technique. Japanese low-fired ceramic ware produced in Kyoto by the Raku family; famous for tea bowls and food dishes for use in the tea ceremony; originated in the late 16th century; this term also applies to wares made by a wide variety of amateur and professional potters in the tea community. Raku is a unique ceramic firing process. Each piece is sealed with a glaze that is high in copper. Each piece is fired in a ceramic kiln until the heat from the piece ignites paper, causing a reaction with the copper in the glaze.

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  • Ceramics Today - Raku - Frequently asked questions compiled by Steven Branfman, Author of "Raku: ceramic art and pottery A Practical Approach".
  • Wikipedia - Raku Ware - Encyclopedia article covering both Japanese and Western techniques.
  • Raku Art Inc. - Raku-fired ceramics manufacturer. Offering artwork, glaze, and ceramic art and pottery workshops.

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