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usually as modifier A kind of lead-glazed Japanese earthenware, typically irregular in shape and used especially for the tea ceremony.
- ‘Along Main Street and other downtown avenues, shops offer everything from locally made raku pottery to fudge.’
- ‘An artist who studied at Olympic College before dropping out a few credits shy of a degree, he makes his living making raku masks, illustrating children's books and playing poker.’
- ‘The 30 artworks on sale include raku vases, installations, wall hangings and various sculptures.’
- ‘Alison Sawyer's inspiring raku angels go fast at the Evergreen Gallery.’
- ‘The simplified forms of her raku sculpture convey Lorna's intention that the figures, animals, angels or monuments they resemble are symbols of a much deeper subject.’
Japanese, literally ‘enjoyment’.
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