Raku Pottery by Ceramic Artist Steven Forbes-deSoule

American raku pottery is a unique and magical form of pottery where the glowing hot vessel or sculpture is pulled from the kiln and placed in combustibles in a metal container. The can is then covered, smothering the flames. The results are always serendipitous and the pieces are truly one of a kind!  I have been focusing on raku pottery exclusively for over 30 years and during that time have created a style which is genuinely distinct. My work has been featured in books and magazines and has been represented by galleries and museums nationwide. I continue to derive great please in developing new glazes and consequently a new look.  The online raku pottery gallery features my current body of work.  Contact me about availability and pricing, or visit my studio located in the beautiful mountains near Asheville, North Carolina by appointment. I open my studio 3 times a year, including a "kiln opening" event in the summer and semi-annually as part of the Weaverville Art Safari: 2014 dates are April 26 & 27, and November 1 and 2.

**NEW** Watch a video of me during a recent workshop.

Wall Pieces

WallPieces

Vessels

Vessels

Sculptures

Sculpture

Ikebana Containers

Ikebana

Lamps

Lamps