Proper Care for Raku and Raku & Fiber Art
Always use both hands to lift raku vessels by the outside of the base. If the piece includes fiber, treat it as you would a fine watercolor and do not place it in direct sunlight.
Raku is a ceramic; a low-fire porous pottery not intended to hold liquids. Glow Pots by Marc Jenesel, are designed with a copper lining that takes the ambient light and bounces it back. Do not use candles in these vessels. The copper has been coated to protect it from tarnishing.
For cleaning, pat or wipe the vessel gently with a slightly dampened cloth. You may also use a hair dryer on the cool setting or a vacuum cleaner with a computer keyboard attachment. Do not use any sprays or oils as these tend to attract dust and insects.