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Raku

History of Raku ware is in Japan and this pottery was used in Japanese tea ceremony as form of tea bowls. Term was first used in 16th century. Bisque fired and glazed pieces are to be fired about 1000 degrees Celsius and then taken out quickly into metal container filled with burning material like leaves, sawdust etc. By closing the container, a reduction atmosphere is created and unglazed surfaces are blackened permanently. In same object can be found both reduction and oxidation effects. What is interesting in this technique is that there's so many parameters that affect to end result as whole object and many details.

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Golden Years

Copper glaze inside becomes really shiny, to make it even more effective one can use tealight inside.

Measurements: h 70 mm, w 125 mm.

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Four seasons

Influence for these pieces is four seasons of Finland.

Measurements: h 105 mm, w 270 mm.

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Raku Rays

With various glazes.

Measurements: l 80 mm, w 70 mm.

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Sacrifice stones

Measurements: h 130 mm, w 130 mm, l 130 mm.