Fired up with Raku: Over 300 Raku Recipes

Fired up with Raku: Over 300 Raku Recipes

by Irene Poulton
     
 

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The origins of raku can be traced back hundreds of years to Japan, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years, potters have embraced and adapted these methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques. Irene Poulton, who has specialized in raku firing for

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The origins of raku can be traced back hundreds of years to Japan, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years, potters have embraced and adapted these methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques. Irene Poulton, who has specialized in raku firing for over 20 years, considers the origins of raku before offering 300 glaze recipes. A selection of other potters also share their ideas. With 100 color photos of raku-fired pieces, this is an outstanding source of information and inspiration for all potters.

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"Highly recommended."  —Library Journal

Library Journal

The rich, distinctive surfaces of raku ceramics are created by removing the pieces from the kiln while they are still glowing hot and covering them with sawdust, leaves, shredded paper, or other flammable materials. The resulting unpredictable surface colors and textures often yield stunning results. The art of raku can be traced back to 16th-century Japan and the ceramics used in the tea ceremony. Poulton, who has studied and created raku in the United Kingdom and Australia for 20 years, offers a valuable selection of the techniques and ideas of distinguished raku artists. Highly recommended for those beyond the level of Jacqui Atkin's fine Pottery Basics: Everything You Need To Know To Start Making Beautiful Ceramics.


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861268488
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,216,963
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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