Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Raku, a unique firing process

The Japanese word Raku, roughly translated, means contentment, enjoyment and pleasure. It was a process of firing used to produce work of refined simplicity for the Zen Buddhist tea ceremony in the 13th century. The technique was Americanized by Paul soldier, who developed post-firing techniques in the 1960's. This is a very spiritual process because it combines the earth, wind and fire.

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