Greetings from Sheldon Ganstrom. Raku to you! The word raku orginates from Japan and suggests the enjoyment of freedom or pleasure. I hope my work brings beauty and pleasure into your life. I am a studio artist working in post reduction fired ceramics or American raku. For the last thirty years, I have pretty much lived, eaten and breathed art and ceramics. Working from my studio in Hays, Kansas, I have traveled about a half million miles to exhibitions, festivals and wholesale event. This last decade, I have traveled extensively with my wife, artist Linda Ganstrom to China, Europe and throughout the United States gathering ideas and inspiration for my work.