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Happy Raku Fish

Sharon Murphy Harrison began creating Happy Raku Fish in 1986, and was joined by Nina Fernstrom-Duong a few years later.

 Each fish is made individually by forming a small vase on the wheel and then pinching a funny mouth into place. Later, when the piece can be handled, eyes and fins are added. A large school of fish is fired in a bisque kiln so that glaze may be applied.

Next, a raku firing, which is traditionally Japanese, takes place. Because of the opportunity for variation in Raku pottery, each personally signed ceramic fish ornament is unique.