Raku Pottery

Raku pottery is created using an ancient Japanese technique of firing which produces the diverse crackling aspects unique to each piece. These raku pieces are created by Jeremy Diller of Raku Potteryworks in California.  

Raku pottery is formed from raw clay, painted by hand, then fired in an outdoor kiln to 2,000 degrees.  Red hot, it is plunged into a pit with mesquite shavings lighting a blaze.  The flames engulfing this piece of art give it its unique flashes of color and crackle, making it a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Only the strongest survive the trial by fire.