Raku Mask. Original Artist. Oregon USA
Raku is a pottery technique that has its origins in 16th century Japan. It might have been developed by Korean potters (under Japanese rule). The raku technique, like other pottery techniques such as salt glazing and pit firing, primarily revolves around it’s firing process. Traditional raku and our Western version are similar in many ways although there are some significant differences.
This mask is called “The Face of Nature”. The colors are intense and deep.
One-of-a-kind, for sure.