Raku Ceramic Pottery by Dodero Studio Ceramics
Raku Ceramic Pottery by Dodero Studio
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Raku has proven to be a versatile decorative style, fitting well into contemporary and traditional decors.
Pieces are available in a wide range of decor Raku colors that have been developed to blend in with and bridge to the colors in your home.
What We Offer
Twenty years ago, John developed a specialty in urns for ashes. Today, Dodero ceramic pottery urns are available in a wide selection of sizes and colors. Inspired by Japanese and Native American esthetics, Dodero Studio Raku urns for ashes are characterized by their calm elegance, clean spare lines, and timeless appeal.
Our ceramics are cast from our originals; this makes the shapes and sizes very consistent and delivery times predictable. Raku glazes have a random quality and can vary depending on glaze thickness and firing conditions. It is always a subjective call in ceramics as to what is a technical flaw or an aesthetic quality. We do our best to make that distinction on a piece to piece basis. Please keep this in mind if you have a low tolerance for glaze inconsistencies.
Wholesale Raku for Outlets
Our primary business revolves around wholesale accounts around the US. A list of locations for this line of ceramics can be found on Wholesale Raku outlets.
New wholesale accounts can register at this link: Raku wholesale.
Thank you for your interest in our work,
John and Cathey Dodero
About Dodero Studio Ceramics
John Dodero started out creating original handcrafted art pottery in 1970. Since then Dodero Studio Ceramics has blossomed into a full service production studio with a web presence, supplying retailers nationwide. Designed and produced in John’s home studio in southern Oregon, Dodero Studio Ceramics are cast from originals for consistency, prompt delivery and competitive pricing. Custom ceramic pottery pieces are made to order. For more information check out the Artist Statement and Biography pages.
Inspired by Japanese and Native American esthetics, Dodero Studio Ceramics are characterized by their calm elegance, clean spare lines, and timeless appeal. Dodero’s raku ceramic pottery is found in collections across the U.S and Europe.
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We Offer a Wide Assortment of Colors and Styles
We offer a wide assortment of colors and styles of Raku ceramic pottery to choose from. Make sure to take a look at our color selection and get an idea of what you can expect. Our different product styles are below.
|Urns for Ashes|
Get more information about our Urns for Ashes.
Get more information about our Cachepots.
|Decor Urns |
Get more information about our Decor Urns.
|Volcano Pots |
Get more information about our volcano pots.
|Southwest Style |
Get more information about our Southwest Style pottery and ceramics.
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Workshop: Mould making and slip casting
One day, JUNE 2016 in our Jacksonville Studio. Please contact John Dodero for more information, or go to Workshops in our online store for registration.
- Locations: Dodero Studio, Jacksonville, OR
- $275.00 Per person
- Mid to upper level experience potters.
- 5 people max.
Workshop will entail:
- Overview of the benefits of slip casting your work.
- Studio tour of casting set up and production process from mixing the dry clay to shipping and packing.
- Demonstration of making a two piece mould with a hemispherical parting line, using a wheel thrown original model.
- Assess pieces of participants and instruct how a mould can be made from it.
- Working with #1 Pottery Plaster
- Slip casting process; mixing slip, pouring moulds, demoulding.
John has been manufacturing a line of slip cast ceramics supplying retailers across the U.S. for the last 15 years
Workshop: Raku glazing and firing by John Dodero
- One day, JUNE 2016 at our Jacksonville Studio.
- Locations: Dodero Studio, Jacksonville, OR
- $250 – 10 people max.
Workshop will cover:
- Raku glaze preparation, application and firing:
- Glaze calculation and materials
- Use of glaze stains and oxides
- Glaze trouble shooting; bring a glaze you are having problems with.
- Kiln set up and firing
- Throwing with ribs
- Other tricks or areas of interest of participants
Keep in touch!
John Dodero has worked with the Raku process since the early 1970’s and has developed a wide range of transparent and opaque glazes with consistent and distinct crazing pattern.