About Robyn Saunders
Robyn’s Love for ceramics began when her children where experimenting with clay at secondary school. She joined a Dromana potters group and began taking weekly classes. It wasn’t long before a hmoe studio was set up her on the Mornington Peninsula . Robyn’s love for the outdoors is apparent in her work. It can be as simple as fern from the backyard to use in a “saggar firing” or a walk along an ocean beach where seaweed and shells can provide inspiration. These ideas transform into different types of firings form the smoke firing in the webber BBQ, saggar firings in the gas kiln and the most satisfying firing, Raku firing.
The Raku pottery technique has its origins in Japan. Raku potters were producing wares expressly for the Japanese tea ceremony . Raku, meaning “pleasure ” or “enjoyment” was not introduced to the western world until the first half of the 20th Century.
As the word “Raku” means- these works are purely for pleasure and NOT food safe.