Catch a Raku Fish in Ellison Bay

New raku fish are swimming on Ellison Bay Pottery’s walls, straight from their recent raku firing. Potter John Dietrich fires his raku fish only three times a year, and this summer marks his first firing since 2021.

Raku fish by John Dietrich.

The fish start life as a vase that’s cut into two pieces once it’s leather hard. Then Dietrich alters the half vase with fins and other details. After the first firing, he glazes the fish with a raku glaze.

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