Raku (pronounced like raccoon without the n) is an ancient Japanese firing process in which the pots are heated in about an hour then immediately pulled red hot from the kiln. Most pottery takes a couple of days to fire and cool before it’s picked up or shipped to our customers. Watching your pot come out of the kiln at 2000 degrees is high drama! Then to see it catch on fire and change before your eyes makes for a spectacular art event. Being able to take your piece home the same day is a winner for children and adults alike. Raku is not functional but purely decorative. If you have any questions about Raku please call 800-850-8880 #31.