During high school I took a lot of ceramics classes, and my senior year our teacher set up a day to do some raku firing outside in the parking lot after school. I remember having some kind of conflict and not being able to go, but the way everyones work turned out from this specific type of firing was awesome and I've always wanted to try it.
I found some work from an artist named Steve Mitchell and thought his technique turned out really nice. It explains how he uses a method similar to raku but not entirely the same. Here is the link if anyone wanted to read it: