An enduring outcome of artistic connections along the silk roads, Raku Ceramic is a Japanese technique used since the 16th century. Aptly, this handmade, free style (hence, one-of-a-kind) piece, created and signed by a renowned Turkish raku ceramist, beautifully combines the tradition and symbol of two fascinating cultures - Japanese raku and the Ottoman kaftan. The motif of the pomegranate, recurring in Turkish history, is a symbol of fertility and good fortune.
Raku is distinguished by a wonderfully rich glaze that gets its metallic and crackled effect from the thermal shock each piece is subjected to when removed from the kiln, while still glowing with intense heat, and immersed into a jar of ignited sawdust. Raku is unpredictable and its colours are almost always intense. How lovely that the word Raku should mean 'happiness by chance'.