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Raku PotteryHere you will find raku pottery making related information and supplies. We offer tongs, raku clay, raku glazes.
We also have and books, videos and dvds on raku firing.
We also stock an inventory of specialized raku kilns for sale.

Raku is an ancient Japanese technique that has been rediscovered by modern potters who appreciate its unique beauty and metallic luster and colors. The raku process involves reducing (starving the oxygen) the glazed raku pottery in combustible materials such as leaves, sawdust, newspaper, etc. When the pieces are ready to take out of the raku kiln, they are placed in galvanized trash containers with combustible materials and covered. Once the pieces are cooled down, they are removed from the containers, washed and reveal the rich warm effects of raku.

Raku Firing Information

RAKU FIRING - Raku glazes can be fired anywhere from 1600 F up to cone 06 (1850 F) in either an electric or gas kiln. We recommend firing 850 to 859 to a peak of 1700 - 1750 F and 860 to 867 to a peak of 1600 - 1650 F. They should be allowed to cool in the kiln to 1600 F. Different combinations of peak temp and reduction starting temp will produce different results. While still red hot they should be transferred as quickly as possible into a reduction bin (typically a lidded metal garbage can or small metal container that has been lined with organic material, such as newspaper and/or sawdust, etc.). As soon as the pieces are in the bin the lid should be put on to keep oxygen from entering the container, in order to develop the reduction atmosphere. The pieces should be allowed to cool in the bin for at least 20 minutes. When the red hot pieces go into the bin the organic material ignites producing flames and smoke so this part of the firing, particularly the opening of the reduction bin, should be done outside.

Raku GlazesFIRING TIPS:

* Try to size the reduction bin to the size of the piece
* Establish a good seal to the reduction bin so that air is not entering and smoke is not leaving the bin.
*Position the organic material ( newspaper, sawdust, etc.) and the piece so that the flames can get all around the piece.
*Different organic materials may produce very different results, for example a glaze reduced in newspaper could be a beautiful blue color and the same glaze reduced in sawdust could have a metallic copper appearance.
*Pieces should be cleaned immediately with water and a hard bristle brush.
*After cleaning, warm the pieces in the raku kiln to evaporate any water from the piece. This helps to set the colors more permanently.

Olympic Gas Kilns Manual
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Olympic Electric Raku Instructions
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#45R STONEWARE RAKU CLAY #45R Moist Raku Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

Or less depending on quantity ! #45R Moist Raku Clay 50Lb Box

Our Price: $28.00
Full Kiln shelf for Olympic RAKU 18" 13" X 13" X 1/2" Full Round Kiln Shelf For Olympic 18Raku And Other Gas Kilns

13" x 13" x 1/2" FULL ROUND KILN SHELF for Olympic  18RAKU and other gas kilns

Our Price: $30.00
RAKU - 18" HALF SHELF 13" X 7" X 1/2" Half Round Kiln Shelf For Olympic 18Raku And Other Gas Kilns

13" x 7" x 1/2" HALF ROUND KILN SHELF for Olympic  18RAKU and other gas kilns

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RAKU - 23" HALF SHELF 19" X 9" X 1" Half Round Kiln Shelf For Olympic 23Raku And Other Gas Kilns

19" x 9" x 1" HALF ROUND KILN SHELF for Olympic  23RAKU and other gas kilns

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Olympic RAKU - 28  Kiln:  24" x 12" x 1" Half Round KILN SHELF 24" X 12" X 1" Half Round Kiln Shelf For Olympic 28Raku And Other Gas Kilns

24" x 12" x 1" HALF ROUND KILN SHELF for Olympic  28RAKU and other gas kilns

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VIDEO-RAKU KILN BUILDING Dvd- Raku Kiln Building By Robert Piepenburg

VIDEO-RAKU KILN BUILDING

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DVD-RAKU FIRING & REDUCTION by Robert Piepenburg Dvd-Raku Firing & Reduction By Robert Piepenburg

DVD-RAKU FIRING & REDUCTION by Robert Piepenburg

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KEVLAR APRON Kevlar Apron

KEVLAR APRON

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Laguna RAKU KILN Laguna Intermediate Raku Kiln* Price Includes $95 Crating

Laguna INTERMEDIATE RAKU KILN

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Laguna RAKU KILN Laguna Standard Raku Kiln* Includes $95 Crating

Laguna STANDARD RAKU KILN

Our Price: $1,640.00
Laguna RAKU KILN Laguna Super Raku Kiln* Includes $95 Crating

Laguna SUPER RAKU KILN

Our Price: $2,090.00
OLYMPIC 1214 Electric Raku Kiln Olympic 1214 Electric Raku Kiln With 12 key Controller

OLYMPIC 1214 Electric Raku Kiln with 12 key electronic controller

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OLYMPIC 18" RAKU KILN /NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring Olympic 18" Raku Kiln /Natural Gas Or Propane With Burners And Ignition Ring

OLYMPIC 18" RAKU KILN /NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring

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OLYMPIC 1823 Electric Raku Kiln Olympic 1823 Electric Raku Kiln With 12 key Controller

OLYMPIC 1823 Electric Raku Kiln

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OLYMPIC 23" RAKU KILN /NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring Olympic 23" Raku Kiln /Natural Gas Or Propane With Burners And Ignition Ring

OLYMPIC 23" RAKU KILN /NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring

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OLYMPIC 28" RAKU KILN / NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring Olympic 28" Raku Kiln / Natural Gas Or Propane With Burners And Ignition Ring

OLYMPIC 28" RAKU KILN / NATURAL GAS or PROPANE With Burners and Ignition Ring

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KEVLAR 14" KILN GLOVES Pair/ Kevlar 14" Kiln Gloves 1000O F

KEVLAR 14" KILN GLOVES

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KEVLAR 23" KILN GLOVES Pair/ Kevlar 23" Kiln Gloves 1700O F

KEVLAR 23" KILN GLOVES

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Clay,moist clay,stoneware,porcelain Raku (Paperback: Book) By John Mathieson

RAKU (Paperback) BY JOHN MATHIESON

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Raku Pottery: Book

Raku Pottery (Paperback)
by Robert E. Piepenburg

Our Price: $26.95
Raku:Art & Technique: Book

Raku, art & technique
by Hal Riegger

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Rk37 Raku Tongs 41" By Kemper Tools

RK37 RAKU TONGS 41" by Kemper Tools

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Rk45 Raku Tongs 31 1/2" By Kemper Tools

RK45 RAKU TONGS 31 1/2" by Kemper Tools

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VIDEO-Beginning Raku with Gordon Hutchens (60 minutes) Video-Beginning Raku With Gordon Hutchens (60 Minutes)

VIDEO-Beginning Raku with Gordon Hutchens (60 minutes)

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