Raku Vessel. Raku began in Japan and was hand-made pottery fired at a low temperature. Today, Raku can also mean pottery fired at a low temperature, then moved while still hot into a container with combustible materials such as sawdust or paper that burn onto the pottery to make patterns or colors on the surface of the pottery.
It is a pity, in an age of rockets and space telescopes, that so few people have a direct acquaintance with the stars. Learning the stars and following their nightly courses across the sky brings a deep satisfaction born of familiarity with something both ancient and ageless. — Richard Berry, Discover the Stars, 1987 Prints - <a href="http://homegroenphotography.com/">www.HomeGroenPhotography.com</a>