Hand made bowls and cups wait to be fired in a kiln as UTPB art students learn the Raku process Tuesday afternoon at the UTPB’s Charles A. Sorber Visual Arts Studios. The traditional Raku ware process was created in Japan and involves removing pieces while still red hot from a kiln and placing in the open air to cool. Western practice of the process is slightly modified and adds combustible material to the pottery while allowing to cool which can create a variety of effects and colors in the glaze.