Raku, the technique I use, comes from the Japanese tea ceremony of the 16th century and is part of the Zen philosophy
During the firing of the enamel, the pieces are taken out of the kiln at 920 °, generating a thermal shock. Random cracks are created
The pieces are then placed in sawdust and being at more than 700 °, they feed on the smoke giving a black color
My creative influences are both the Japanese Wabi-Sabi philosophy and the raw, authentic beauty of nature.
The techniques I use are around all the approaches of the smoked grounds with in particular the firing of Sigillées grounds, in which the release, the unforeseeable, and thus the acceptance are with the exit of chaue firing
I create mainly unique pieces, or in very small series.