Raku means "enjoyment", "comfort" or "ease" and is derived from Jurakudai, the name of a palace, in Kyoto, Japan. It is traditionally characterised by being hand-shaped rather than thrown; fairly porous vessels, which result from low firing temperatures; lead glazes and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot.
This design is the result of wanting a similar look to the traditional Raku crackle black and white finish but with a functional, non toxic and lasting result.
Fliss designed the surface decoration to sit within the clay body and create a crackle effect with hand drawn lines using an inlay technique with a strong and bold modern result.
This range sits eloquently in its stunning environment of the Raku Restaurant in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Nusa Dua , Bali.