Raku is a low-fire technique from Japan and has been around since the 16th century. During Raku firing the bisqued work is quickly heated and then taken out of the kiln while still glowing hot. Traditionally the work would then cool in the open air but the technique has been modified somewhat and nowadays most ceramicists instead choose to place the glowing hot work in a container with wood shavings or similar combustible material. By doing this the ceramic surfaces without any glaze will turn black. 

Firing at Leksands Folkhögskola, 2011
Firing at Leksands Folkhögskola, 2011
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