I have to give my friend Lee full credit for getting me started on Naked Raku. Sure, I have seen many pictures of absolutely gorgeous black and white pots in my pile of ceramics books. But that little Raku session Lee and I did three weeks ago was the momentum I needed. Watching her plunge the hot pots in water and witnessing the eggshell falling off was like watching a magic show, with ooohs and aaahs. It looked so easy, effortless. Let the kiln and smoke do their tricks, dunk in water, and the ugly duckling becomes a majestic swan. I was blown away ! Luckily I captured the moments on camera. Judge for yourself.