“The other day I started to take a course in psycho-ceramics. What is psycho-ceramics? It’s the study of crackpots.” –
The word “raku” means “happiness in the accident.” I have also seen interpretations that say it is derived from the Kanji character meaning “enjoyment” or “ease”.
These pieces are typically for ornamental purposes only and should not be considered food or dishwasher safe.