While wandering in Strasbourg (France) I came across Catherine Remmy, a ceramist artist who for the day offer you the chance to paint a pot and got it bake "in situ" in the art of Raku Ware _ a few brush strokes to persuade oneself that he/she is part of the process. Whereas actually the charm and poetry of Raku
is way beyond the amateur control.

Raku is a type of Japanese poetry which is distinct by being cooked in the kiln and then let to cool outside inside a combustible. In this case the hot pottery (and we are talking really hot - 200°c) are introduced in wood dust. The combustion by the heat of the surrounding dust generate smoke which give tint (and smell) inside the small cracks of the glaze generated by the thermic chic. The all experience is very impressive and also just as charming, even if my two littles pots
turned out to look like mongrels.

My love for ceramic is certainly growing on each occasion
I have to approach the matter.