The process of Raku firing differs from other firing methods
RAKU firing last night...The process of Raku firing differs from other firing methods because the pots are removed from the kiln at their maximum temperature. Glazes will often fracture, and these crackle glazes are enhanced by the post firing smoking of raku pots that embeds carbon into the crackles of the glaze. Ceramics have been made on the coasts of the Mediterranean since prehistoric time. Ceramic form, color and technics in Andalusia have a history extending several millennia, which has had a great influence on contemporary domestic design. Rakú, on the other hand, was developed in Japan, and didn't reach Europe until the 20th century. Every year a small group of contemporary artisans meet at laCultura in order to experiment with the union of these two strong cultures and together continue to develop working with clay, glazing and rakúfiring.