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Click here to see my beautiful contemporary hand thrown dinnerware.
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ATTENTION: I am not producing dinnerware or raku pottery at this time. I expect to be producing small quantities by summer 2007. I will accept custom orders for bonsai pots at this time. Please Email Me before placing an order.

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Looking for a unique gift? Check out my Raku page to see my unique
raku night lights, Luminarias, incense and candle holders and more.
Check out my Dinnerware page to see my unique ergonomic mugs,
bowls, plates, and complete place settings.
All my dinnerware pottery is made of durable porcelain
clay and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
All my raku and porcelain pottery is 100% guaranteed
Northwind Pottery Maine.
Kevin L Thompson



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The Raku pottery process
is exciting and spontaneous. After the pottery has been bisque fired, it is glazed and raku fired to a temperature of around 1800f in a propane-fired raku kiln. It takes about a 30 minutes to reach temperature. The pottery is removed from the raku kiln with specially designed raku tongs, while it is still glowing hot, and placed in a metal can filled with combustible materials. The heat from the pottery ignites the material and the can is immediately sealed. The fire quickly uses all the oxygen in the can and draws it from the pottery and glaze. This is called "post fire reduction" Reduction is what causes the wonderfully unique, unpredictable and spontaneous patterns of color and metallic lustres. After 15 minutes or so in the reduction can, the pottery is removed and dunked in water to "freeze" the shifting patterns. Protective clothing, gloves and eye protection are worn when handling the hot pottery. The clay used for raku pottery is specially designed to withstand thermal shock, most other clays would crack under the drastic temperature change.
If you'd like to learn more about Raku pottery, I'll be teaching a at the CCLC soon.
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