Western-style Raku is a firing method in which hot pottery is taken out of the kiln and put into a smokey, oxygen-poor environment. This creates the characteristic crackle patterns and metallic flashes in the glaze.
After Rakuing, I gild areas of the pots with copper, silver, or gold leaf.
Burton Gallery features fine and folk art along with fine craft and functional objects. Here you can find Ester's Raku pottery and the furniture and fine wooden serving trays made by her husband Carlton Wheatley.