Raku firing is a multi-step process:Basically, the clay piece is bisque-fired first to harden it. The potter then glazes it and fires it in a special raku kiln. When the piece comes out of the raku kiln, the potter puts it in a tub of combustible material, and the heat of the piece causes the combustibles to light and set the glaze. Bruce used what looked to be manure for this step.
The photo below shows a few samples of his pottery.
To watch a demo on raku pottery, to see more of Bruce's work, or to get more information on Odell Pottery, click here.