Anne Sussman creates Raku Ceramics, a 16th century Asian technique that is characterized by glaze firing in outdoor low-fire kilns. The white-hot pieces are removed from the kiln and placed in sawdust-lined pits in the ground, then covered by a can filled with combustible materials. As the pieces cool, a chemical reaction happens between the metals in the molten glazes and the burning elements in the can. This process creates random colors and surfaces blackened by carbon. Anne fires her Raku pottery pieces at a farm in Milford, Pa. -- Donald Pun, "Artists of the Tour"