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raku fired fountain
with porcelain base

jewelry box
jewelry box

leaf lamp
lamp with handmade paper and raku fired porcelain base

medium desk clock

clock with copper backing


Raku is a special process of firing a glaze which is very fast. Raku was originally developed by a Korean potter 300 years ago to make ware for the Japanese tea ceremony. Each piece is heated very quickly to 1800 degrees Farenheit, pulled out of the kiln and is put into a container filled with combustible materials.These immediately burst into flames when the hot ceramic piece touches it. The container is covered and left to smoke and cool. The fire and smoke react with metals in the glaze to give a unique combination of various colors and flashings on each piece.

The glaze I use creates beautiful multicolored iridescence on the piece, the colors resulting from how each one is individually smoked. All pieces are therefore one of a kind.

freeform clock

tile clock

fan pendant
fan pendant, sterling silver