7 Piece Raku Sake Set
Hand-crafted Raku Sake Set
A handcrafted raku sake set comprising sake jug and 6 small sake cup's in a white crackle glaze with leaf motif. Unglazed parts of the work turn black in the fuming process giving a balance to the set. The sake set is hand thrown on a wheel, fired once and then glazed.
The raku process then involves plunging the hot (1000 degrees) glazed pots into sawdust. This combustion process gives each pot a unique character with lustre and crackle effects. The clay body starts off white but unglazed areas are turned black by the smoke, these black areas are designed to accentuate the form and contrast with the white crackle glaze.
Each raku piece is completely unique as the patternation is due entirely to the random nature of the flames and smoke that are used to quench the work hot from the kiln.
The set is made by hand on the potters wheel from high quality clay, giving the piece strength and durability.
Made by Keith Menear of Menear Ceramics