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In this tutorial, I will show you how to create the look of raku. Raku is a process used in pottery firing and commonly refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock produces a crackling effect on the clay surface. This is the effect that will be taught in this tutorial. With careful stretching of the clay, you will be able to imitate the technique using polymer clay.

This tutorial has 12 steps, excluding finishing and five pages. There are 18 pictures.

Materials List: 1 block of black polymer clay, ½ oz. complimentary clay color, scrap clay, Acrylic paint, white pearl color Adirondack alcohol inks, colors: Lettuce, Denim and Aqua, liquid polymer clay (Kato brand) OR acrylic sealer

You will need the usual polymer clay tools, as well as a texture sheet - the preferred texture sheet for this technique is Shadetex brand - the "water" texture.

The tutorial will be emailed to you in PDF format upon confirmation of payment from PayPal, usually within 24 hours. It will be emailed to the email address shown at the checkout. If you do not receive the tutorial within 24 hours of completion of checkout and payment, please check your spam filter and then contact me.

You will need Adobe Reader to access the tutorial. If you do not have the Adobe Reader program, you may download it at for free at www.adobe.com.