New Raku book

Contemporary Raku by Stephen Murfitt
Feb 1, 2022
Contemporary Raku by Stephen Murfitt
Contemporary Raku by Stephen Murfitt
This beautifully illustrated new book includes generous contributions from leading practitioners who have provided their personal insights into this magical art form known as Raku. Also revealed are the sources of influence which inspire and drive the work of these makers.
The new book explores some of the making processes, methods of glazing (with recipes provided), as well as various individual approaches to firing.
Makers featured in the new book include: Stephen Murfitt, David Roberts, Peter Hayes, Tim Andrews, Patricia Shone, Moyra Stewart, Shaun Hall, Sebastian Blackie, Kate Schuricht , Bridget Johnson & Denise Brown.

A ‘launch exhibition’ for the book will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in London from 3rd-26th March and will feature pieces by most of the contributors.
Contemporary Raku is available from all good bookshops and direct from Crowood Press.


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About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.