Julian Smith


17 Ard Na Mara,
Co. Cork

T: 021 4774099
M: 086 3225089
E: potteringjulian@yahoo.com
W: juliansmithceramics.com


Julian has been working with clay for over 30 years. After training in Scotland and Wales, he moved to Ireland in 1995 and established a workshop in Kinsale, concentrating on raku firing.

Raku is a technique where the work is rapidly fired and then removed from the kiln while still glowing red-hot. The piece is then placed in a container with combustible materials, creating striking colours using metallic oxides. The charm of Raku lies in its use of primitive materials, which can nevertheless produce highly sophisticated results.


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