Raku is a Japanese firing technique that places glowing red pots pulled from the kiln into closed containers filled with combustible materials like sawdust, dried leaves or paper. The resulting smoke causes unglazed areas to blacken and glazed areas to craze and crackle. Soot and ash are scrubbed away revealing metallic colors and textures. The exteriors of the cups are variations of black smoke, metallic brick & molten white. The interiors are metallic brick, copper and silver moon.
Footed cups are approximately 4” tall X 3” wide at the rim and hold approximately 5 ounces. Hand built, one of a kind.