Preparations for the exhibition Mars Utopia
Some pictures taken during the process and the installation of the exhibition
at Umevatoriet, Umeå.
Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glaze and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking.
Break at work.