Of all the colours at the Heavens hold Raku holds her own!
I'm so drawn to its fire and vivid frills..
So here is some beautiful Raku which is a finish that some ceramics artisans use.
Thru the firing process one never knows what will come out..reds or dominant blues..seconds make the difference when they cool and how much air is in the container to be burned out. Many variables to ever be consistent. How exciting to be the one who makes and creates these wild and beautiful pieces.
Here is a bit about Raku..
The founder of Raku ceramics is a potter born in Japan in the 16th century, named Chojiro. Chojiro adopted the name "Raku" after he was presented with a plaque containing the raku character by Japanese leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Raku became Chojiro's family name, and the name of the unique style of pottery he developed. Chojiro adhered to the Japanese
philosophy of "wabi," which sought to see the beauty in things imperfect, and the essence of life in things transient. His pottery style reflects that in the way it is fired---no two Raku ceramic pieces will ever be the same, because the firing technique introduces an element of unpredictability. Chojiro's family is still making Raku ceramics to this day, in a 400-year-old unbroken line of ceramicists.
Raku is often used for decoration because of its beauty. Raku ceramics are also less water-tight than other ceramic ware, so this limits uses somewhat. While green tea cups are commonly made with Raku firing, vases that have water sitting in them for a prolonged period of time are very rarely made of Raku, because they eventually leak.
I just bought this Angel isn't he a beauty?! But maybe others wouldn't care for him..I am drawn to Heavenly things! I cant wait till he comes in the post! He looks like he was born in the celestial beginnings of time..
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