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raku

[rah-koo] /ˈrɑ ku/
noun
1.
a thick-walled, rough, dark lead-glazed Japanese earthenware used in the tea ceremony.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Japanese raku(-yaki) “pleasure” glaze, originated by Chōjirō of Kyoto, who was given the seal-stamp with the character “pleasure” from Hideyoshi as an artisan-household designation
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  • Sally is recognized as an accomplished artist in many media, but is perhaps best known for her raku porcelain masks.
  • raku is a pottery glazing technique that relies on the unreliability of the colors used to paint the pottery.

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