My name is Maarit. Born and raised in Lapland, 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finland, I have always found the incredible colors, shapes and materials of Lapland's nature so inspiring. Clay, and particularly the Raku technique, continue to inspire me daily, to create something new!
The Raku firing technique is multi-stage and laborious, yet at the same time it is one of the most impressive techniques in pottery, where ceramics are fired outdoors amongst the elements, in flame and smoke, where the smoke of the kiln gives a captivating finish. This special technique makes Raku exceptional and stand out, from other types of pottery.
As soon as a red hot piece of ceramic is taken out of the oven, it is placed in a big tin container filled with wood…
- Joined March 12, 2009