How to make Raku

Click to see: Raku Gallery

Raku is a firing technique based on a traditional style of Japanese pottery in which relatively low temperatures and controlled cooling atmospheres are used to give each piece a one-of-a-kind color. Also, pieces are removed from the kiln while still glowing-hot! Watch as Miya demonstrates the process from start to finish.

Loading the kiln:


 

Unloading the raku kiln:


These cups have a white crackle glaze on them so we like to sprinkle them
with sawdust during post firing reduction to intensify the crackles.

 

Loading the kiln a second time:


 

Unloading and copper glazes:


 

See finished pieces from the raku firing: