By Eduardo Lazo
If you've been waiting for the definitive book on naked raku, your wait is done. Here is a book resulting from years of studio work, workshop presentations, conversations, and research. It's the bringing together of a variety of approaches from artists with differing skill sets and technical abilities. Years in the planning and writing, there's now a single authoritative source for information on the practice of this exemplary alternative firing technique.
Guided by Eduardo Lazo's expertise, contributors Kate and Will Jacobson, Wally Asselberghs, Linda and Charlie Riggs, Amber Aguirre, and Dana Bilello-Barrow each describe their personal working techniques. These skilled and passionate teachers withhold no secrets and reveal information gathered from years of trial-and-error experimentation. The book includes virtually every aspect of naked raku from clay types, making ware, slips, colors, glaze, kilns, firing, post firing, and finishing.