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DISCOVERY´S Channel Presents - BURNING
Raku-Glazes on Ceramic

- Burning Raku-Glazes - few minutes later washing

Rakuyaki or Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterized by low firing temperatures (resulting in a fairly porous clay body), lead glazes, and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese firing process, the pot is removed from the hot kiln and put directly into water or allowed to cool in the open air. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating clay bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony. Raku tea bowls are hand-made from earthenware, each with a unique shape and style.
(from Wikipedia.org)

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Jul 11 2006 01:36 GMT bluesky
you did?
Jul 11 2006 03:48 GMT Discovery
no, i´m the photographer :-)

and thanks to my company they allowed me to take the photos and do it to the internet
Jul 12 2006 13:45 GMT litz
very interesting demontrations.. thnaks for sharing.. we know now..how!