Raku

Welcome to my Raku gallery. In case you haven’t guessed by now, Raku is my favorite media. No other ceramic technique produces such a rich and exciting palette. The impenetrable black of darkest charcoal. The brilliant metallic luster of a new copper penny. Oceanic blue, translucent jade and the green of a fresh apple. And then there is the crackle and the associated playfulness of the unexpected. What’s not to like?

It is like eating potato chips. Each piece is tastier than the last and, before you know it, you have a studio brimming with smoky goodies. This probably explains my love of smoked meat products and why I find it difficult to keep my head out of the microwave after a batch of bacon has been cooked. But I will leave my dietary issues for another day.

Enjoy your trip through my gallery and don’t worry about breaking anything.