Handsome Raku jar made of white stoneware clay, wheel thrown. Finished in a naked raku technique, kiln fired to 1450°F then placed in a carbon chamber reduction container. Measurements are 5.5"H x 4"W at shoulder, opening is 2".
Naked raku is a variation of the raku technique in which a clay slip is applied to the pot before it is placed in the raku kiln. The slip cracks and breaks apart during the firing then placed in a carbon chamber. Once finished the clay slip is chipped off to reveal a blackened crackle pattern
Raku is pottery ware and a firing technique originated in 16th century Japan. The pottery shapes may be similar, but the outcome of the firing will always be different. No two pots will ever look alike. So they are truly one of a kind.
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