Raku Coral pot
This Raku piece has been painstakingly engraved with my favourite coral-like pattern. The pattern covers the pot (even the underside!) which the Raku firing makes a black colour. The glossy glaze adds a shimmer with hidden rainbow of colour on the clay.
The pot is removed from the kiln when at its highest temperature and then moved into combustible sawdust that ignites! The colours are formed when the oxygen is reduced to stop the fire from burning.
Raku pots aren’t suitable for liquids but look great with dried flowers. To keep their brightest colours they shouldn’t be put in direct sunlight.