Raku at Wenlock Pottery

 

WHAT IS RAKU?

 

RAKU is the name given to a pottery glazing art form that originated in Japan during the sixteenth century. It involves rapid firing of pottery which is removed from the kiln while still red hot and cooled quickly in burning wood shavings. This dynamic piece of performance art produces bowls and vases with lustrous flashes of brilliant colour from the copper rich glazes.



Regular demonstrations of this unique and centuries old method of pottery glazing will be held at Wenlock Pottery, Much Wenlock.