Lulu loves Raku

At Lulu Mosquito, we often delve into different ways of making and designing decor. Especially raku burning clay is a favourite. Small, ugly clay objects become Japanese-inspired, rustic and beautiful works thanks to the amazing raku technique. The technique is fast, a little crude and wild which ads an extra excitement in the creating process.

This unique vase made in our pottery is available in the shop.

Later, the technique found its way to Japan, and the Japanese started making raku tea bowls. Simple everyday bowls for simple folk. In the 16th century, raku ware became a central part of the tea ceremony, and the raku bowl was considered the ‘right’ tea bowl. 

You can find this horsehair vase in our shop.

We regularly sell our own beautiful and unique raku items, as well as works by other ceramicists in our shop.

You can find this unique fit fire vase in our shop.

Raku is a way of firing ceramics. Raku means ‘pure enjoyment’. The raku technique was invented after a natural disaster in 15th-century Korea.

Today, the raku process is still very simple, and it’s always exciting to see what comes out of the kiln. Such a simple way of firing pottery can yield many surprises.

We update our Lulu-shop regularly with our unique items.

See also: My first raku teacher – Jens Hostrup. You can also find inspiration from: Ferric chloride raku video no. 4 by Linda and Charlie Riggs

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