Raku fired crackle glazed vessels. This work is fired in an outdoor kiln to approximately 1830 degrees. Once it reaches the proper glaze melt, the entire top of the kiln is hoisted up. The outside air begins a rapid cooling process causing the glaze to shrink and begin to craze. The pieces are quickly pulled from the kiln and buried in sawdust. The carbon atmosphere of the smoking sawdust fills in the crazing thus creating the crackle designs.