Raku firing originated in Japan in the 1500's. Every raku-fired piece is unique. The real beauty and perfection of raku lies in the accidental imperfections. There are so many variable in the process that no two pieces are ever the same, even if identical glazes are employed.
This is the intricate
process that yields such fabulous colors and hues.
Depending on the types of glazes used, this method creates metallic, matte and crackled finishes. The unglazed areas absorb the black carbon from the smoke that produces dramatic contrasts to the glazes.
Linda and Lana use the yin yang symbol as their logo because it best expresses the opposing forces and unpredictable firing results that come into play in the raku process.