Each handcrafted raku is fired in an outdoor kiln and left to smolder in a pit with wood shavings. Not everyone survives their trial by fire. The ones that do cultivate strength and beauty. In Native American culture, it is believed that if you write your dreams on a small piece of paper and store inside a dream jar, it will eventually come true. Then, you may remove the pieces of paper and write another dream to place in the jar. Perfect birthday gift.