Raku Art Pieces singular in beauty, timeless in elegance.

Raku Art Pieces singular in beauty, timeless in elegance.

My Golden Raku Pottery is a singular pottery using a firing technique
dating back to 16th century Japan. During the 1950-60’s, this ancient
art of Raku was given a Western twist by legendary American pottery
artist, Paul Soldner, among others.

Following this “East Meets West” Raku combination, I use a crackle
glaze, and fire my work in an outdoor kiln to just about 1800 degrees.

Using long metal tongs, I remove the red-hot pottery from the kiln,
and place it in a fire-proof chamber containing combustible materials.

The heat of the pottery causes the combustibles to ignite into flames.
The container is tightly covered then serendipity goes to work.

The smoke of the combustibles is absorbed by the unglazed clay,
and the crackels of the glaze.

With the often unpredictable fires of Raku,my goal is to create unique
pieces of art that are truly treasures of grace and beauty.

M. H. Rowland
Owner & Artist
GoldenRakuPottery@comcast.net
703.861.2045

All Golden Raku Pottery art is individually handmade on the potter’s
wheel by M.H. Rowland.