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Small Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC Small Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC Saggar Pottery Vase by North Carolina Potter Linda Dalton
Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery Raku Horsehair Bottle by Linda Dalton Pottery of NC Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery
Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery
Raku Horsehair Pot by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Large Horse hair Bottle by Linda Dalton Pottery
Raku Fortune Cookie Box by NC Artist Charlotte Munning Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC
Raku Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of NC
"Charlottes Web" Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery One of a kind Tall Raku Vase with Rose by NC Pottery Artist Charlotte Munning Raku Carved Bowl by NC Artist Charlotte Munning
   
 
Raku (Contentment-Happiness)

This English translation of the Japanese word Raku signifies the special relationship between a pot and it's maker. Each piece of Raku is unique due to the nature of the process. No two pieces are alike.

Each piece is glazed by hand and rapidly fired to approximately 1900 degree F in a small kiln. After the glaze is mature, the pot is pulled from the kiln with tongs and set in sawdust to smolder. This "reduction" provides the pot with it's blackened clay body.

In 16th century Japan the making of Raku tea bowls was part of the tea ceremony. Today, however, Raku pieces are intended to be decorative rather than functiional. Enjoy your Raku pottery for what it is meant to be- "an ancient method embodied in a modern form."

Dan Triece