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RAKU

Raku is an exciting low fire technique where the pottery piece glazed in special glazes is heated to 1000 degrees C in a gas kiln in about 30 minutes. The red hot pottery is then removed from the kiln using tongs and placed in metal reduction chamber containing combustibles – sawdust, newspaper and organic matter – leaves, pine needles and bark which instantly catches fire. The chamber is covered, causing a lack of oxygen and a “reduction” process occurs resulting in unpredictable metallic and crackle finishes. Any unglazed part of the piece turns black from the smoke and the resulting combination of shiny copper, iridescent colour and black can be stunning.

The reduction process can be partially controlled to produce copper or colours on the pottery but the end result is always a surprise and can be seen within 30 minutes when the piece has cooled.

Because of the low fire technique Raku is quite fragile and purely decorative, and CANNOT BE USED FOR SERVING FOOD .
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Bowl 12 inch
Glaze: turquoise copper matt

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Oval leaf Platter
Glaze: Copper Green Crackle
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Detail Oval leaf platter
Glaze copper green crackle

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Sunrise triangle platter
Glaze copper /gold/green
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White triangle platter
Glaze:White crackle
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Bowl 10 inch
Glaze: copper
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Swirl vase
Glaze: emerald green and copper
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Brook trout on cedar driftwood
Price: $100
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Woodpecker on driftwood
Small
Price: $45
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Chickadee on driftwood
Large
Price: $50
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Chickadee, Cardinal and English Robin on leaf
Price: $25 each
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Cardinal on driftwood
Price: $35
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Lace Imprint bowls
Large
Glaze: muddy blue and variegated
Price: $65
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Lace Imprint bowls
Large
Glaze: muddy blue and variegated
Price: $65
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Wine coolers
Large
Glazes: variegated brown and Rosies brown
Price: $50
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Lace imprint in soft green
Price: $50
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Lace imprint in soft green
Price: $50
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