Raku (楽焼) is a type of Japanese pottery originally used by a Japanese tea master and his family in Kyoto who produced hand-moulded decoration objects, but mostly tea bowls for use in the traditional wabi-styled tea ceremony. It was not a traditional method, as their hand-shaped pieces were baked in low firing temperatures and removed from the kiln while still glowing hot. Then the pieces were allowed to cool in the open air, or they were put into water. This way interesting effects are achieved in terms of the glaze color as well as the amount of crackles being randomly developed and thus each piece becomes completely unique. This traditional process is still applied and magnificent pieces are being created, however, contemporary artists fully re-define raku objects when using the same techniques.
Ancient Japanese technique in Scandinavian style – Raku from NAOMIPELI is often wheeled, they are ultimately simplified in terms of shape, and laid-back with colours.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris
Whether its is a vase, a flower pot, a wall picture, or installation, a jewellery set or an aromatherapy collection from NAOMIPELI, they all root in the fusion of skills, proficiency, art and design. Breaking through the boundaries of existing objects of mass production filling our society, NAOMIPELI campaigns for the individual product value born and supported through community approach.
NAOMIPELI Ceramics are being made exclusively from natural material free from harmful ingredients. They are made of porcelain, earthenware, pottery clay, grog clay using raku techniques and various different glazing methods to achieve their final state and look.
One of the secrets behind the beauty of ceramics lies in the infinite possibilities of base material and technology used. Very often it takes years after years until a series of explorations lead to a special colour, shape, decoration and reaches its final form. A combination of other natural materials like leather, wood, textile, the playful dance of light and shadow, the use of led or candle light, all opening new dimensions when experiencing NAOMIPELI Ceramics.
NAOMIPELI Ceramics will soon be available for you to purchase in our online shop. Meanwhile, please look around to get familiar with our collections and find the piece dear to your heart. For individual bespoke ceramics, special interior design installations and other services please get in touch with us.