Raku Style Urns

Raku style urns are made in the firing process that has its origins in later Japan, attributed to Chojiro, an imperial maker of tea bowls used in the traditional tea ceremony. Typically found to accentuate characteristics often revered in Wabi Zen Philosophy, the spontaneous, subtle and often organic results were viewed and appreciated as the significant markings of nature.

Through the years the tradition has migrated to the West by way of Bernard Leach in the late 1920's and re-discovered again in the late 1960's by Paul Soldner. Soldner re-invented the process, adding to it a post-fired reduction, a somewhat violent event that captures the serendipitous and chaotic results of the original method, while allowing for the dynamic interaction of carbon, oxygen and lack thereof to play upon the elements of the glaze.  

The essence captured is from a dramatic environmental shift at the height of firing of about 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and frozen in place by a relatively rapid cooling period. This contemporary Raku is usually much more dramatic in its appearance than the Eastern counterpart, often giving rise to bright swirling colors and metallic flashes that are remnant markings of flames having danced across the surface.

Handmade Temple Raku Style Individual Style Cremation Funeral Urn
Temple Raku Style Individual Style Urn I $ 529.00
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Handmade Temple Raku Style Individual Style Cremation Funeral Urn
Temple Raku Style Individual Style Urn II $ 469.00
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Handmade Temple Raku Style Individual Style Cremation Funeral Urn
Temple Raku Style Individual Style Urn IV $ 519.00
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Handmade Temple Raku Style Individual Style Cremation Funeral Urn
Temple Raku Style Individual Style Urn VII $ 469.00
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Sun Chasers Individual Size Raku Style Cremation Urn for Ashes
Sun Chasers Individual Size Raku Style Urn II $ 549.00
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Sun Chasers Individual Size Raku Style Cremation Urn for Ashes
Sun Chasers Individual Size Raku Style Urn III $ 559.00
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Ancients Art Raku Style Companion Cremation Urn for Ashes
Ancient Arts Raku Style Companion Urn $ 589.00
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Handmade Companion Raku Style Cremation Urn for Ashes
Ancients Raku Style Companion Urn V $ 579.00
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Handmade Stone Pillars Raku Style Cremation Urn for Ashes
Stone Pillars Raku Style Individual Size Urn I $ 829.00
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Stone Pillars Raku Style Individual Size Cremation Urn for Ashes
Stone Pillars Raku Style Individual Size Urn II $ 829.00
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Stone Pillars Raku Style Individual Size Cremation Urn for Ashes
Stone Pillars Raku Style Individual Size Urn III $ 829.00
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