Raku Kiln HGAM
Helen Green Ceramix - Art et Poterie en céramique artisanale à Montpellier / Ceramic art and pottery, based in Montpellier, France
RAKU KILN HGAM
"In the spirit of raku, there is the necessity to embrace the element of surprise. There can be no fear of losing what was once planned and there must be an urge to grow along with the discovery of the unknown. In the spirit of raku: make no demands, expect nothing, follow no absolute plan, be secure in change, learn to accept another solution and, finally, prefer to gamble on your own intuition. Raku offers us deep understanding of those qualities in pottery which are of a more spiritual nature, of pots by man willing to create objects that have meaning as well as function."
- Paul Soldner, 1973
Raku refers to a traditional tea-cup making technique in Japan (involving throwing, bisque firing, glazing and plunging the incandescent pot into water), and also, this method adopted and transformed by Paul Soldner.
Mille merci à Eric Delaperrière pour ces photos de la première mise en route de notre four Raku HGAM 08/09/2017 :