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Large Raku Cover Jar with Reeds

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Large Raku Cover Jar with Reeds
18" H x 13 1/2" W
This exquisite piece is a true masterpiece. It will be a welcome addition to your pottery collection.
Raku Pottery

Raku is a unique method of firing pottery which dates back to the Japanese in the sixteenth century. Raku was very closely associated with their tea ceremony. Pieces are first bisque fired, glazed and then Raku fired. This requires bringing the kiln to a temperature of 1800 degrees F., opening it and with the use of fire proof gloves and long tongs, placing the pieces inside. Within approximately 30 minutes, the glazes have melted and the kiln is opened. The pieces are quickly removed and placed in a metal container filled with organic material. The resulting combustion creates unusual glaze results obtainable in no other method of firing. Quickly shrinking glazes crackle and are filled with carbon from the fire. Carbon stains the unglazed area a gray/black matt, all permanent reminders of the firing process. In Zen philosophy, it is believed that we must learn to see the beauty which exists in all of nature and the process of doing something is as important as the end result. Raku pottery provides a means by which moments of exquisite beauty may be made ever lasting.
This pottery is not meant to hold liquids and is mainly for decorative purposes.

Large Raku Cover Jar with Reeds


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, glaze, reeds
  • Only ships within United States.
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