Raku Products Overview
John Dodero started out creating original hand-crafted art pottery in 1970. Since then Dodero Studio Ceramics has blossomed into a full-service production studio selling direct and supplying retailers nationwide.
Twenty years ago, because of the demand for high quality ceramic urns, John developed a specialty in urns for ashes. Inspired by Japanese and Native American esthetics, Dodero ceramics are characterized by their calm elegance, clean spare lines, and timeless appeal, a fitting combination for funerary urns. The Small Urns have ample room for 200 cubic inches of cremains, Medium Urns for couples.
Today, Dodero Ceramic cremation urns are available in a selection of sizes and colors ranging in tone from subtle to bold. Please contact us if you have questions or need clarification. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery unless other arrangement is made. Free shipping.
Below are brief descriptions of Dodero Studio Ceramics line of Raku products. If you’d like to review more detailed information before heading over to our online shop, please click the images or headings to find detailed description pages for the various product collections.
Raku Products Description
Our Raku Urns were inspired by the many fine examples of primitive ritual and ceremonial ceramics from around the world. This design has evolved over the last 20 years with an eye to achieve an unbiased fusion of the esthetics of the East and West.
Dodero Studio Raku Urns come in seven sizes and over a dozen colors. Raku lids are adorned with black bamboo and Zuni-inspired gemstone bear fetish. The Raku Urn’s simple design fits into a wide range of décors from traditional to ultra contemporary.
Introduced in 2016 – John Dodero’s handcrafted urns with a space-time twist! Building on his minimalist esthetic, Dodero Studio Ceramics now introduces this NEW “DC Series” of one of a kind raku urns glazed in John’s original Dynamic Cubism style.
Distinguished by handpainted abstract glaze designs, the DC Series is inspired by Dodero’s fascination with dynamic and dissipative systems, coupled with a deep interest in physics. DC Series urns are available in Keepsake, Standard, Couples and Large Tall sizes.
Raku fired Cachepots are a decorative planter for a pre-planted orchid, decorative plant or for an artificial flower arrangement.
The Raku patina, shape and color provide a bridge or connection from your orchid or silk flower arrangement to your decor. The cachepots or orchid planters are available in a wide range of decor colors and there is a size to fit most every plant. Please contact us if you have questions.
The size of Cachepots listed on web page, (i.e. 4”-6”-8”) indicates the size planter that the cachepot will hold, with enough depth and width to easily accommodate inner planter and saucer of that dimension. When used with live plants, a liner or saucer must be used inside cachepot to avoid condensation on underside of cachepot.
The Raku Décor Urns were inspired by the many fine examples of primitive ritual and ceremonial ceramics from around the world. This design has evolved over the last 20 years with an eye to blend the esthetics of the East and West, while indulging in neither.
Raku Décor Urns come in three sizes, with your choice of a feather or wave carving, and are available in over a dozen vibrant colors. The lids are adorned with black bamboo and Zuni-inspired gemstone bear fetish especially matched to the color of the urn. The Urn’s simple design fits into a wide range of decors from traditional to ultra contemporary.
The elegant colors contrast or complement your existing color theme. All our colors are mutable to harmonize with their surroundings. Strong simple shapes and random raku crazing are pleasing to the eye and calming to the spirit.
Our hope is that these pieces will bring joy to your heart and harmony to your life.
Raku-fired Volcano Bowls are meant to be a decorative container for a pre-planted plant or for an artificial arrangement. When used with live plants, a liner or saucer must be used inside to avoid condensation on underside of cachepot.
Living in the Pacific Northwest we have our share of volcanoes, one of Nature’s most awesome creations. The organic design and geometric power of these sentinels is reflected in this collection. I believe emulating geologic structures produces designs that will always be contemporary. The Raku Volcano seed pots come in small, medium and large in a range of decor colors.
When starting pottery in 1970, most potters were following the Asian or European tradition of design. My inspiration came from the many fine examples of Native American ceramic design. Mimbres, Sikyatki and Pre Columbian were my primary departure points. The focus has been to combine, distill and contemporize these styles, and to define the archetypes from which they evolved.