Naked Raku

Pieces that have this technique applied are burnished before they are bisque fired in an electric kiln.

 

After this a slip and a glaze are applied and the piece is fired again, this time in a raku kiln. Whilst the pieces are still hot they are removed from the kiln and placed into sawdust bins and sealed.

 

Starved of oxygen the sawdust creates smoke and the glaze begins to crack allowing the smoke to penetrate the pot.

 

After a few minutes the piece is removed and cooled, the glaze peels off, and the distinctive black and white markings or naked raku are revealed.

Naked Raku

Naked Raku

Group of naked raku vessels

Naked raku pinch pot

Naked raku pinch pot

Naked raku porcelain pinch pot with resist decorations

Naked raku pinch pot

Naked raku pinch pot

Naked raku porcelain pinch pot with resist decoration

Naked Raku Bowls

Naked Raku Bowls

Pair of naked raku bowls