Raku is an exciting method of firing pottery which originated in Japan in the 1500's.
Using long tongs, red hot pots are removed from a flaming kiln and placed in sawdust or other combustible. he burning combustible produces heavy carbon, which causes oxides (copper) in the glazes to turn into the beautiful rainbow colors of Raku.
Raku pots are very individual pieces of art. Having their own colors and designs; no two are ever alike.
Raku is a decorative pottery not intended to hold water or be used with food.