Pacific Rim Raku
For Custom Lamps
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Our raku celebrates the Pacific Northwest's Pan-Asian melting pot.
We're influenced by natural landscapes and art from the beaches
of Hawaii to the Seattle Asian Art museum.
Capturing the primitive look of ocean surf, lava rocks and driftwood;
some designs feature organic curves and shadows.
We like the way daylight, tide and sand can change the look of an object from hour to hour.
Raku is the 16th century Japanese art of taking ceramics red-hot from the kiln and tempering them with natural elements like smoke, air and water.
The imperfections in the pieces from burning pine needles, straw or wood shavings are considered enhancements to the unusual glaze treatments. The bare raku pottery is blackened from the primitive
oxygen reduction process. The resulting patina can change
and deepen over the years adding to the esthetic value.
Raku pottery is best kept out of direct sunlight.
Raku pottery is porous and not designed to hold water or food.
JUNE 2013: More inventory photos soon!
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