It dates back to the 16th century, when an ancient Japanese technique of three – colored glaze was used in making of tea bowls for the Tea Ceremony. Stoneware clay is used in hand-thrown vases which are fired in a kiln. The vase is pulled from a red hot kiln at approximately 1900 degrees and placed in the reduction chamber. A combustible material is then used to create flames, causing a reaction with the copper in the glaze. After the piece cools, the beautiful colors and unique appearance create one of the kind work of art. It is generally porous and used exclusively for non-functional ware. Raku had been adopted and modified by contemporary potters worldwide. The process truly reflects the most fundamental rhythm of enlightened life.