Bruce Johnson Clay Studio, LLC
''Raku represents my desire to provide something meaningful and interactive to people's lives. The word 'raku' is Japanese and means 'enjoyment' - something that embodies what I am trying to share in each of my pieces.''
Bruce Johnson has been a potter from more than 20 years. He has refined his technique over the years earning the title of Master Potter.
His current ceramic focus is on a technique called ''copper flash'' raku. He creates this work by applying a copper matte glaze to a bisque-fired clay piece. The pot or vessel is then re-fired to the right temperature, removed from the kiln and immediately submerged in a container of combustible materials such as sawdust or shredded paper. As the materials begin to burn, the fire reacts with the copper glaze, producing a vividly colored finished product.