Naked Raku pottery gets its name from the unique firing process. An outer shell of thin clay, called a slip, is applied before the firing. This slip will crack as its heated exposing the original ‘naked’ clay to the kiln gases.
The firing process requires a great deal of attention, producing unique results that are always unpredictable. Naked Rakus are valued on their unique surface effects. These effects cannot be duplicated due to variances in the kiln environment inherent to this process.
The finished piece is coated with an acrylic coating to add a layer of protection against scratches.
Raku pieces are porous. Even with the acrylic coating, they will not hold water. Please note that these are pieces of art. They are also not suitable for contact with food.
All Raku Pottery listed is by Yvonne Wild in Queensbury, NY.