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Small Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC Small Raku Vase by Linda Dalton Pottery of  NC 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 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
Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse hair Bottle by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery
Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Lidded Box by NC Pottery Artist Charlotte Munning Tall Raku Box by NC Artist Charlotte Munning
Raku Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery
Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Horse Hair Wall Plate by Linda Dalton Pottery Raku Lidded Pot  w/ Argonite by NC Artist Charlotte Munning
Raku Box w Amethyst by NC Artist Charlotte Munning Lidded Horsehair Cylinder by NC Pottery Artist Charlotte Munning Large Horsehair- by Linda Dalton Pottery
Lidded Horsehair Pot by NC Pottery Artist Charlotte Munning Large Raku Pot  by NC Artist Charlotte Munning "Mother Earth" Raku Figure by NC Pottery 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