White stoneware bowl D 30cm - Raku / crackled white


Handmade piece inspired by the Raku technique by Amélie, from the POTRY workshop at her home in the countryside in the Loire region.

POTRY produces small series and shapes ceramics by hand and bakes them in a handmade oven that heats over a wood fire.
These primitive-looking ceramics are marked by fire, which gives them a unique, raw and sensitive appearance.

In Japan, raku is an integral part of the tea ceremony and has been useful and edible for a very long time. Westerners also use it.
This can be confusing, because however in Europe, there is legislation that designates Raku as non-compliant for food use. Being pieces fired at low temperature, they are slightly porous and therefore considered "unhygienic" because tea, coffee, coloring foods or even fat can leave traces, tints, patina on the object.
The ceramist does not use oxide to give color. It uses only a very basic transparent lead-free enamel called: frit, which melts at 900 degrees. It's a blanket. This transparent enamel develops networks of cracks at the exit of the oven during the thermal shock of the smoking. This is revealed when the smoke passes through it. Which gives this famous cracked effect of Raku.

MATERIALS : White chamotte sandstone grain 0.5

TECHNIQUE : Molding and modelling. Fire enameling and smoking.

ENAMEL : Clear

COLOUR : White / gray depending on the areas of the room

DIMENSIONS : Ø 30cm approximately, height 6cm


Microwave: No
Dishwasher: Yes
Oven: No
Food: More suitable for dry foods. It can get weathered and change appearance depending on how you use it.

      NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.

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