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Artist selection of raku vases

YONOBI praises artists from all over the world reaching as far as Japan. The handmade ceramics and stoneware are carefully made, many with ancient techniques going far back to Traditional Japan. The simplicity and usefulness of the pottery are central to every piece at YONOBI - this is also the case for our raku ware selection.

Enjoy the different textures of each of YONOBIs raku vases by our renowned ceramic artists.

Leon Serre

The French artist is a true master of the specific Copper Matt Raku technique, creating artful vases with a colorful and structured surface. Making raku ware for the last 50 years, this artist uses original raku techniques from Japan. As a result, the vases are very beautiful, but also delicate and should be handled with care. Experience the beautiful colors of Serre's cobber raku vases at YONOBI.


Danish ceramic artist TYBO is permanently featured at YONOBI, making both stoneware ceramics and raku made for everyday use. The raku vases by TYBO is a special part of the TYBO collection. If you are looking for this special kind of raku, it is available at YONOBI.


Annika Selmer

The raku vases by Annika Selmer are made with a naked raku crackle glaze leaving a visible crackled surface. The stoneware is modeled by hand-shaping the clay into organic forms that result in different shapes for every vase made by Selmer.

What is a raku vase?

Originating from Japan the ceramic technique of Raku ware is a process of firing lead-glazed pottery at low temperatures. While the pottery is still burning hot, it is removed from the kiln cooling in the open air. This leaves an imprint in the pottery; a reflected surface with visible textures. 

How to keep raku from fading?

Even though it is now a given for every raku vase, oxidizing can happen especially for raku made with copper. Keeping the vase out of direct sunlight in a dry and cool location helps to preserve the coloring of the vase. Avoid using sprays to preserve the oxidizing of the surface. It will only change the colors. Even though the materials may change over time, this is the organics technique of raku. Originating from Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ philosophy, the beauty of each artwork lies in the transience of that piece. Beauty may not last forever, and that is what makes the raku vase so beautiful to behold.