Raku Ray Guns

Delameter raku ray gun

Raku ray guns are one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures by West Magoon, “inspired by alien technology unearthed at a secret UFO crash site, known only to a tribe of Wyoming Hill People.”

“These are hilarious!” said Bjo Trimble when she sent me the link. “Expensive but really fun.” Bjo’s favorite is the Lensman-inspired Delameter (above). A mere $275.

The ceramics are so exotic because they are made by the low-fire raku technique. They are pulled from the kiln while the glaze is red-hot and molten, placed into a newspaper-filled metal barrel and covered. Raku firing gives the glazes their metallic look.