The Raku Collection
Hand-thrown, hand-scorched, durable stoneware
Simplistic and refined, these one-of-a-kind pieces utilize the 16th-century Japanese process of Raku. Each form is flash fired to nearly 1500º F then pulled directly from the kiln. While still glowing orange a combination of organic materials are used to scorch each piece with a truly unique carbon trail. I try to mimic the natural gestures of the materials — hoping that they are to become symbiotic with the shape of the form.