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Raku pottery dates back to 16th century Japan where it was traditionally used in tea ceremonies. The creation process involves lots of different stages, all of which influence the textured irregular finish. This makes each piece completely unique, tactile and organic in feel.

Agapanthus Interiors has long been an appreciator of raku ware and on a recent adventure to the village of Dagbellen near to Yalikavak in Turkey, we came across the stunning work of Tevfik Türen Karagözoğlu.

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Up in the Mountains amongst lemon groves and aloe trees is Tevfik’s workshop. Against a scenic backdrop bathed in sunlight, he creates a range of work from understated elegant works of art to more playful pieces, all of which sit well in the modern stylish home.

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Luckily we had some suitcase space… here is a small selection from the Agapanthus range of our favourite pieces. Go to our Homewares page for our full range of raku.

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Blue cups with iridescent glazeblue cups

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