- n. ceramics A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; (especially capitalised) such pottery made by the Raku family.
- n. The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.
- From Japanese 楽 (raku, "fun, delightful"). A seal engraved with this word was marked on the early pieces. It was the title and seal used by 15 generations of potters. (Wiktionary)
“The beauty of Raku is that you don’t really have to practice or “get good” at making pots.”
“De La Garza uses a Japanese firing process called Raku to finish his sculpted fish.”
“However, the real problem of "Raku" lies in the focus of the narrative.”
“But San Francisco Ballet choreographer in residence Yuri Possokhov held his own at the War Memorial Opera House on Thursday evening when he unveiled his theatrically arresting "Raku" as the central panel of the troupe's second repertory program of the season.”
“Raku" offers a splendid vehicle for Yuan Yuan Tan, who has been Possokhov's intermittent muse since his first company effort, "Magrittomania," 11 years ago.”
“Yuri Possokhov, whose work "Raku" will make its world premiere Thursday, the passage of time between seasons is both swift and all too poignant.”
“Anything I have done was during two Raku workshops I took.”
“I was half tempted to put up some of my Raku pottery because, prior to firing, they were soft clay, which is plastic ie; malleable ..”
“It was deliberately broken after the first firing, glazed and then fired in a Raku kiln.”
“February 13, 2010 at 8: 07 am (Art, PhotoHunt, Photographs, Raku pottery)”
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