Raku Firing Process
The Raku firing process for ceramics was developed by the Japanese in the 16th century. Raku fired pieces are unlike conventional pottery in that they are porous and fragile due to the intense firing process.
The fish I make are first bisque fired in an electric kiln and then glazed. This is followed by the Raku firing which takes place in a gas kiln and involves no more than two or three pieces at a time.
Steps of the Raku Firing Process