[VIDEO] Potter reveals the incredible amount of patience and time behind naked raku technique

December 11, 2017 Last Updated: December 23, 2017

A video demonstrating the impressive process of making unique one-of-a-kind ceramic pottery has given viewers a newfound appreciation for the traditional art. The 5-minute clip features Scottish craftsman Simon of Simon Thorborn at Arran Ceramics creating a ceramic bowl using the naked raku technique, a western variation of traditional Japanese raku. He molds, knees, and spins the clay into the shape of a bowl then applies a slip to the pot with a brush before placing it in the raku kiln, where the fire cracks and breaks the slip, revealing a striking, unpredictable pattern of blackened cracks.

Credit: Simon Thorborn at Arran Ceramics (https://www.facebook.com/Simon-Thorborn-at-Arran-Ceramics-516393178453367/)