Northwest Style Raku
Our raku celebrates the Pacific Northwest's four seasons.
Capturing the primitive look of wild surf, rocks and driftwood,
Our designs feature organic curves and shadows.
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Wabi-sabi Vase, 2016
Bare Raku, 14"x 8"
On Permanent Display
Wild Ginger Restaurant, Seattle
Raku O-Log w/ 21" Orchid
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle
W/ Spontaneous Flame Patterns
5" x 5" sold
Raku is the 16th century Japanese art of taking ceramics red-hot from the
kiln then tempering them with natural elements: fire, smoke, air and water.
Raku Kiln 1850* F
The imperfections or scars left on the pieces from burning
pine needles, newspaper, wood shavings & the welding tongs,
become the organic designs that make raku collectible.
The bare raku pottery is blackened from the primitive
oxygen reduction process while the glazes react in unusual ways.
The resulting patinas on glazed raku can change (oxidize)
over the years adding to the aesthetic value.
Modern American raku is not used for food or water,
but orchids and air plants love the carbon infusion!
Custom Raku O-Pot w/ Organic Saucer,