Not long ago we posted on Otonali, a Breton-style creperie in Brittany, designed by Guillaume Terver of Paris-based studio Le LAD.
Today we’re taking a look at the adjoining B-Raku ceramics studio. The Japanese term raku describes a technique for the production of ceramic objects at low temperature, from 800 to 950° C. Each piece is baked a first time, then is coated with a second coat of enamel before being subjected to a second baking. During the second firing, the applied coating melts to create very special colors and effects. The technique has its origins in 16th century Japan and owes its name, according to legend, to one of the most authoritative families of master potters (Rikyu) and literally means “Living nature with joy and harmony,” according to Terver.
Join us for a tour:
See more Japanese-inflected projects:
- A Soulful, Monastic House in New Zealand, Japanese-Shaker Style Included
- Hollywood-Style Zen in Malibu: Nobu Ryokan Guesthouse on Carbon Beach