Raku: Investigations into Fire
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||1999|
|SIZE:||280 x 215 mm|
|INSIDE:||200 colour photographs|
In Raku: Investigations into Fire, David Jones examines contemporary work in the light of the three hundred and fifty year old aesthetic that led to its development. He demonstrates how this can still inform current expression. This book explores the movements of though and the transmission of knowledge across continents as the sparse details concerning this seductive technique were communicated. The processes characteristic of Raku particularly crackle and lustre development are examined and explained.
Culminating in a questioning analysis of the contribution made by Raku to current practical and philosophical explorations into nature of clay and fire, this book is lavishly illustrated with images of new work and experiments with flame.