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Raku  means enjoyment. It originated from a Japanese quick firing process in wood kilns.  Western potters adapted the fast firing by pulling pots out of the kiln and immediately smoking the ware in combustibles (paper, sawdust) . Depriving oxygen results in smoked grey/black ware and creates chemical changes to special glazes. Results are often colorful and may include copper or iridescent flashes.

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