Raku vase that doesn't hold water

Raku vase that doesn't hold water

175.00

Yup, that’s right. This vase does not hold water because it was raku fired at lower temperatures, as opposed to regular high temperature firings. But the beauty of this lovely, organically expressive vase, is the use of both raku glazes and bright turquoise underglaze usually used on traditional ceramics. This piece is perfect as a stand alone piece, or with a dried arrangement. 12.5” x 6.75”

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Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials as this one was. In essence, Raku is when pots are taken from the kiln while they are still glowing red hot, they are then placed in a material that would easily be able to catch fire, such as sawdust or newspaper. The reason for this is to starve the pot of oxygen, which gives the glaze a wonderful variety of colors.