Who are we?
If we are not to speak of what we studied and
jobs are, then we are just two enthusiasts for playing
with fire. The real fire. Each of us is a bit of a pyromaniac
and making ceramics means working with fire a great deal.
do we do?
o u r
e l e m e n t s in our type
and only when these elements, namely earth, water, fire
and air, are in harmony, the resulting product will not break.
We will spare you a long description of our technology.
You may watch our video in stead. Since one half
of BaRAKUda is a musician, BaRAKUda composes
and records its own music to its videos about its ceramics.
You probably noticed in our video that we burn raku in a special oven where the temperature is about 1100 °C.
You can always find something new in RAKU. The colour shades of glaze are changing for a long time after it is taken out of the oven. The most intensive change occurs during the first and second month after taking the piece out of the oven. Later, the colour shades of products are already settled but you can see tiny changes in colours for a long time. The above mentioned colour changes apply especially to glaze which creates a metallic (bronze) effect. Its “metallic-ness” gives in during the time, which means that the other colours become more apparent and the whole product is completed.
Raku has a typical miniature cracks in glaze, we call it “krakle”. Therefore RAKU ceramics is porous – when a piece is left in water, it soaks it in (some pieces are able to keep water in for as long as five days before they make a circle on a cloth, some pieces keep water only for one day).
Yes, some products are burnt classically in an electric oven.
Is it all you do?No. We started to enjoy taking pictures and so we take our products to trips and make photos of them in countryside – it suits them.
To create means to look around you.
Mgr. Helena Rozehnalová
798 04 Určice
Phone: +420 773 929 529
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