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Seattle, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond, Bellevue, Pacific Northwest, US,
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Ring of Fire Pottery - Functional Raku and Stoneware birdhouses, birdfeeders etc.

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Welcome to my shop! I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just outside of Seattle, and my daily inspiration comes from the amazing scenery of mountains and volcanoes that surround this area. My work is primarily functional, wheel-thrown Raku for the home and garden, though I also dabble with electric fired stoneware pieces when the weather is not cooperating for me to be able to Raku. I was bitten by the Raku bug years ago, though I was disenchanted with the finished pieces; vases etc, sitting on a self collecting dust. Determined to play with fire and smoke and figure out a way to make Raku functional, I created a line of Raku birdfeeders and bird houses that are both art and function! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!
I can also do custom items. Just send me an idea of what you are looking for and I will be happy to create something for you!

****Shipping is done mainly on Fridays, so again-if this is for a special occasion or gift, please leave me a note with your purchase and I can work with your delivery date!
Please understand that I am only charging for postage and $2.00 box/packaging fee, and since these items are very fragile, they have to be packaged extremely well and that makes for a bigger box and higher weight. I know my shipping prices seem high, but i want to make sure your package arrives safe and sound!
I am able to ship to anywhere in the world, though the shipping prices, will vary depending on size and weight of item and timeframe needed. If you live anywhere outside of the United States, please drop me a line and I can get those shipping prices for you!

RAKU: a process by which pottery is fired quickly using fossil fuel (propane) and then moved while glowing hot to a closed container with combustible materials (as paper or sawdust) that ignite and cause a reaction creating colors and patterns in the pottery's surface. Any unglazed areas turn black due to the carbon given off from the reduction of oxygen. The clay is moved from the kiln to a container (usually a trashcan of some sort) which contains combustible organic materials like, leaves, sawdust, or paper. Once the lid of the container is closed the reduction oxidation process begins. The temperature change from the kiln to the container is where the combustible material is and where the magic of raku happens!