The history of the Raku technique of our decorative bowls dates as far back as the 16th century. Raku pottery is a low firing technique that originated from Japan and traditionally used on ceremonial tea wares. The modern take on this technique is to remove the decorative bowl while it is still bright red, immediately re-igniting it at a higher temp and enclose the decorative bowl until it has cooled down. This thermal shock creates beautiful natural crackle patterns, unique colors, and sometimes metallic effects on the glaze. With our decorative bowl's crackling details and mint colors, this one of kind piece of art truly looks like it is from a world of its own. Use this decorative bowl as a serving bowl or as is for a decorative art piece. 

Handcrafted by Tevfik Turen Karagozoglu in Turkey.

Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height: 4" Diameter: 12"
Color: Mint
Care: Avoid sudden temperature change to prevent shock damage.

SKU: 2019GAL003

Tevfik Türen Karagözoğlu

About the Artist

Starting from his school years, Tevfik Türen has participated in various international and national exhibitions and competitions. The artist, who opened his first ceramic studio in 1992 in Izmir, has been performing his art in his new studio in Bodrum, Yalıkavak under the name “Deep Blue” since 2001. Karagözoğlu is also a contracted lecturer at the Muğla Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture.

Harmonizing the ceramics techniques of all times starting from the Neolithic ages with his 20-year experience and his own style, Karagözoğlu demonstrates and presents his works in various forms such as pottery, sculpture, and wall panels. He uses the Raku Firing technique in his works.