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Raku Jewelry

November 02, 2010, 13:03 pm  Posted by Lark
 

I love raku pottery. It’s a very old technique of firing clay that was developed in Japan and continues to be popular today. I was interested to find some artists are combining raku pottery with their jewelry. The results are beautiful. Take a look and enjoy these creations.

1. TwoTreesBelgium 2. Rakumancy 3. celestewelch 4. CyndiMerrill
5. LisaPetersArt 6. ThePotterySyndicate 7. elementspottery 8. RichTraditions
9. ThePotterySyndicate 10. LisaPetersArt 11. LOL2 12. HammerandCoil

 
 
 
 

25 Responses

    Duane Collins Elements Pottery says:

    Thank you so much for including me. It is an honor indeed to be amongst the talented artists featured here! :)

    Amy @ The Pottery Syndicate says:

    Thank you for including The Pottery Syndicate! What I love most about raku is how unpredictable and dramatic it can be. The tiniest changes in the process can make dramatic differences in how pieces turn out. It’s great for jewelry because it can imitate stone and metal, but of course it’s much lighter (good for earrings).

    Those little clear crackle sheep beads are adorable! ;)

    Wendybialek says:

    Thank you for including my necklace….my sister and I are a team…she makes the cool raku pendants and I design the jewelry!! I love raku!! Wendy Bialek

    Hammer+Coil says:

    Hi! I am excited to be included with such excellent artists! I make all my raku with porcelain, and a very small set up on my back porch with a small kiln. I use newspaper and local dried materials, like cattails and prairie grasses in my reduction containers. I also hand fabricate my earring wires and necklace clasps using minimal tools; just some good quality silver or gold wire, a hammer, and a small bench block.

    I do spend a lot of time sketching ideas and practicing my wire work. I feel it is important for my own hands to touch the work as much as possible. Raku is such a wonderful resource for jewelry components, and with my pendants I love to be able to facilitate creativity in others.
    Wishing you all a beautiful day! -Marie Niehaus (HammerandCoil.com)

    Cyndi Merrill says:

    Thank you for including my Black Heart Raku necklace – it is a favorite of mine too! I am very happy to be shown with such amazing artists! I am sharing this link on Facebook!

    Riverpirategirl says:

    These are beautiful pieces!! Earthy style, shiny….what a lovely, grounded, way to express personality and support for the arts.

    Thank you so much for including my Raku Pieces here on your blog! Firing Pottery using the “Westernized Raku Process” has been the highlight of my bead making for the last few years! I am so honored to see my work surrounded by other wonderful works on the Lark Crafts Site.

    Carol Dean Sharpe/Sand Fibers says:

    I had no idea how beautiful raku could be until I encountered Lisa Peters’ work. Now I am hooked! These are all wonderful selection.

    Llroberts9 says:

    I’m a big fan of Lisa Peters’ Raku creations. Glad to see a whole collection of unique and creative Raku!

    Rakumancy says:

    What a beautiful grouping! Thanks for including my steampunk charms.

    Tenuki says:

    I love Elements Pottery raku beads and pendants! I enjoy designing creative pieces with his work. Check out my raku heart necklace using one of his pendants. http://www.etsy.com/shop/fireflymyst

    Bluemoon406 says:

    it’s amazing how different each of these beautiful pieces look, even though they are all raku!
    So cool!

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