Raku pottery is created with a specific ceramic firing process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. The piece is first bisque fired, and then it is glazed and undergoes a raku firing process. The firing process requires a special raku kiln that is fueled by propane and reaches temperatures between 900-1000°C.
It is placed inside a metal can full of combustible materials, it also draws the oxygen out of the pottery and its glaze. This process is called post fire reduction.
The lecturer Sheniar Abdullah and Mr. Yacoub Al-Otoom have worked the realization of the Raku pottery on 5th of November 2013 at the Faculty of Arts and Design to completion of unique patterns.
The lecturer Sheniar Abdullah work
Mr. Yacoub Al-Otoom work