Textured raku

What fascinates me about the textured raku is that some pieces seem to have been rusting, over centuries, in a sunken ship.

What fascinates me about the textured raku is that some pieces seem to have been rusting, over centuries, in a sunken ship.

When I started exploring the textured lithium glaze on raku-fired pieces, I was amazed by the visual and tactile experience they offer. After testing the blue lithium glaze on different shapes, and at different values, I am now exploring more earthy tones.

As I gaze at the pieces, I realize they transport me to a different time and place. The deep blue seems to belong to the depths of the ocean, or the dark outer space. The textured green takes me to an ancient, mossy landscape in the fog of the highlands of my native Vietnam. The textured brown seems to have been rusting, over centuries, in a sunken ship.

medium black-blue vesselmedium yellow vesselmedium light blue vessellarge brown vesselmedium green-golden vessellarge green vessellarge green-golden vessellarge golden vesselmedium blue vessel

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5 thoughts on “Textured raku

  1. elegant and minimalist…beautifully done keep in touch and let me know what you think of my blog/site, our styles are so different yet we share some of the same tastes …nice to have another asian point of view on this vast world of potters. take care,marcel

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