Raku Ceramic

These ceramic objects are made near Florence by our artisans with an ancient firing method called raku that is one of the most impressive techniques in pottery, where ceramics are fired outside in flames and where the smoke of the kiln gives a captivating finish.

As soon as a red hot piece of ceramic is taken out of the oven (1800 °F), it is placed in a tin container filled with wood chips, hay or pine twigs that catch on fire. The thermic shock causes cracks that become black with the smoke.

It is the passage from the fire to air which determines the type, quantity and size of the cracks. Raku technique creates very unique and unpredictable colors, lusters and patterns.

Each piece of raku is a one of a kind work of Art!