Sample of Raku Tile
"The creation of raku tiles is unique in
the spectrum of tile making. In addition to an
unusual range of surface glaze effects, the raku
technique provides for almost instant gratification.
The raku method of firing glazes can take as little
as ten minutes from start to finish.
It is useful to learn a little bit about the history
it's roots, and how it was adapted in the
contemporary tile context of today.
in Japan as an expressive way of creating a clay
bowl for the tea ceremony. Over several
centuries, as Japanese artistic expressions began to
influence the Western world, the technique known as
"raku" went through many transitions. Through a long
period of experimentation, it continued to maintain
one basic characteristic: it was glazed and fired in
a very short period of time. Therefore, the basis
for creating successful raku tiles lies almost
entirely in the firing technique. As a
consequence, it is essential to have a kiln that
will perform the tasks necessary to produce raku.
Sample of Raku
Above is a
sample of Raku Tile that we did here at Colson
Studio. It gives the appearance of being three
dimensional, while it lays flat.
from Raku Tiles