Pottery is a long lost love of mine. In high school, I spent a lot of time in the ceramics studio, and loved every minute of it. My parents house is still packed with dozens of my projects, some of which I’m actually still pretty proud of. One of the techniques I always found beautiful and fascinating was raku.
This pottery is created by firing your pot at a relatively low temperature, and then moving it while hot to a closed container with something combustible (usually newspaper or sawdust). As the materials ignite, a reaction is caused which creates the intense colors and textures shown above.
After seeing these results, im tempted to dig a hole in my backyard and give it a try! Aren’t they just incredible?