You can learn how to make raku ware
with John Scott or throw a pot on a wheel with Andrew Harding or Michael Palmer.
Nasir Malik has displayed the exquisite heritage photographs and Raku Ware
(Japanese Classical Firing style ceramics) which amalgamates both heritage and architectural compositions with masterly skills.
In the end, the lack of superficial decoration recalls the very essence of Raku Ware
In Shebang, two pale, kissing forms are placed next to a looming figure that seethes with color, its cracked surface as luminous as raku ware
. Framed by a dark shadow, the figure flickers like a flame, shape-shifting to recall a Max Ernst woman/bird hybrid or the drooping bulges of Betsy Damon's 7000 Year Old Woman, 1977.
. His work ranges from large high-fired stoneware garden lanterns and water fountains to low fired Raku ware
. He trained as a silversmith before specialising in ceramics and his original training colours his work, which has oriental overtones.
Among its best works are Ron Kent's beautiful Norfolk pine bowls (one of which was presented to President Clinton during his recent Hawaii visit); raku ware
by Robert Troost; and Dan Skinner's Lava Eggs, made from a special type of Maui clay and reasonably priced at $25 each.
of Jackson, 601.981.5820; Family Room: Painting: Casey McGraw of Madison; RAKU WARE
LAMP: Burts Cason; BIRCH BRANCH ARRANGMENT: David Spurk of Pedal Pushers in Madison; ARTWORK: Wittenberg; Living Room: CHANDELIER: Early 18th Century English; RUG: oushak, ARTWORK ABOVE FRENCH TABLE: Alvar Series; ARTWORK ABOVE CHEST: Amy Dixon; Sunroom: ARTWORK: Walter Anderson; Dining Room: ARTWORK: "Tomato Spray" by Mr.
Probably influenced by Luke Lindoe s spectrum of interests and in loose chronological order, Dexter has made functional objects, nonfunctional decorated plates, figurative sculptures, Raku ware
and his current 'bottle' sculptures and their variants.
That was when I realised that I should think of it not as raku ware
, but simply low-fired ware.
Although in the 1920s this was dismissed as a modern imitation the Japanese specialist Koyama Fujio has recently recognised its importance, describing it as the best example of Raku ware
in the Freer Collection...
are primarily covered in black or red glaze, although white is also used.
Traditional Japanese raku has been used since the 16th century to produce wares for the tea ceremony These handbuilt raku wares
, redolent of contentment and calm, embody an aesthetic that aims at 'elimination of movement, decoration and variation of form'.