Raku

Raku is a traditional Japanese (and Korean) technique of glaze firing.

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Glaze firing

Ceramic glazes generally contain silica to form glass, in combination with a mixture of metal oxides.

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Burnishing

Many ancient peoples used burnishing to make their pottery harder and more waterproof before they discovered the use of glazes.

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Firing

When the piece has dried completely – which may take several days – it is fired in the kiln.

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Clay

The clay I use is white, red or black low-firing earthenware.

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