What is Raku?

Raku is a traditional Japanese pottery technique, originating in the 16th century for tea ceremonies. Characterized by hand-molded clay, rapid firing, and unique glazing, Raku pieces are known for their distinctive crackled appearance and unpredictable finishes. This art form, deeply rooted in the philosophy of wabi-sabi, embraces natural imperfection and simplicity, reflecting a profound connection … Continue reading What is Raku?