Livin' Beauty Ceramics are each hand made by professionals.

The ceramics are fired using some basic principles of the technique generally known as Raku. Key to the art is to pull the ceramics at high temperature out of the kiln.

After the clay mixture is poured it comes out of the mold and is extensively polished, all patterns are manually engraves at this stage. Then the clay gets the chance to dry naturally and harden. When dry enough the biscuit is fired, the clay turns into stone after which it can’t be altered.

The glazes are then applied manually to the biscuit. After which the ceramics is fired for the second time. At the top of the temperature the ceramics are pulled out of the kiln and placed in a reduction chamber filled with combustible.

The combustible burst into flames and oxidizes the metals within the glaze. The crackled technique is slightly different. When the ceramics are being pulled out of the kiln the glaze cools down and shrinks, it shrinks faster then the stone and therefore cracks. The cracks are filled with smoke, creating a unique pattern.

In constant search of new designs and glaze techniques, it is our challenge to keep evolving this unprecedented methodology and technique. Characteristic of the Livin’ Beauty Ceramics is the timeless interpretation of design and the application of unique glace techniques. This includes the working with precious metals such as silver and copper and sophisticated crackle techniques.

Precious metals such as silver and copper, mixed through the glaze, are  melted over the ceramics and oxidized with fire. A unique craft.