Thursday, December 12, 2013

Raku by Randy Russell

The Art of December - 12/12/13: Raku by Randy Russell
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

To celebrate the holidays, we've decided to post a photo of a work of art (available for sale in our studio/gallery) each day between December 1st and 24th.

December 12, 2013

Have a look at these lovely Raku tea bowls created by potter Randy Russell...

Raku is a type of Japanese pottery that is traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony, most often in the form of tea bowls. It is traditionally characterized by being hand shaped rather than thrown; fairly porous vessels, which result from low firing temperatures; and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air or in a container filled with combustible material. Raku techniques have been modified by contemporary potters worldwide.
Source: Wikipedia

Raku Tea Bowls
Randy Russell

Gorgeous, right?

Randy's pottery is being set up for our Christmas Open House

About the artist:
Randy Russell is an award winning recent graduate from the ceramics program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.  In 2012, Randy was one of only a handful of artists chosen to have his work on display as part of celebrations associated with the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to Saint John.

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