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See also: raku
- (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.
1968, Daniel Rhodes, Kilns: Design, Construction and Operation, page 180:
- Raku bowls are of two types. The red Raku is made from a reddish earthenware clay and is glazed with a lead glaze.
- 1989, Chanoyu Quarterly, Issue 58, page 38,
- Koetsu learned the technique of Raku pottery from the Raku potter Kichizaemon Jokei (1561-1635) and his son Nonko (aka Donyu; 1599-1656), who also had the name Kichibei.
- 2010, John Mathieson, Techniques Using Slips, Chapter 6: Slips and Raku, page 53,
- As a technique, raku seems to encourage experimentation.
- The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1. (etymology)