Raku (1600s, Japanese)

Raku means to rejoice the day, to live in harmony with things and with human beings.
Raku originates from Rinku, the master of the tea ceremony, who lived in Japan in the 17th Century.
Since the, this ancient Japanese ceramic technology has influenced ceramists all over the world for its particular process that through times has been gradually modified and transformed, whilst always maintaining its original charm.
It is this particular firing technique, together with manual work and man’s improvisation, that makes these objects truly unique pieces.