Raku lidded jar
This Raku lidded jar jar was made on the pottery wheel and then bisque fired in electric kiln. I then fired it in my Raku Kiln which I built myself. It was fired to 1850 degrees. When this temperature is reached I use Raku tongs to pull it out and put it in a container with combustible material. The lack of oxygen causes the smoke to penetrate into the clay and the glazed to Crackle and make iridescent colours. This jar was then broken apart and glued back together this is a Japanese technique called Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.