Raku ware (楽焼 raku-yaki) was a type of Japanese pottery used in Japanese tea ceremonies, commonly chawan tea bowls. ... In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air.
Western raku was adapted in the 60's to make it easy to do. ·
Kilns and firing · you can easily build a kiln or buy one that goes up and down!
Raku reduction firing and post reduction is what changes the copper carbonate and iron oxide to lustrous metallic shine.