This piece measures 8" wide at the top by 2" tall.
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Some Information about my Raku work:
All of my work is done in my home studio located in the great state of Alaska. The term Raku refers to a rapid firing technique, adapted from ancient Japanese firing traditions. Most of the work I do is done with hand building techniques. Wet clay is formed into the desired shape and smoothed or finished and left to dry for up to 2 days before going on to the first firing stage. Pieces are then bisque fired, glazed, and taken in the molten red hot stage to be Raku fired. This requires bringing the kiln to a temperature of 1800 degrees F. and taking each piece individually to the Raku firing container for the final part of the process. The resulting combustion in the Raku environment creates unusual and metallic glaze results obtainable in no other method of firing. Quickly shrinking glazes crackle and are filled with carbon from the fire and metals in the glaze are brought to the surface of the work. Carbon stains the unglazed area a gray/black matt, all permanent reminders of the firing process. Often we find marks on the finished piece created by the Raku tongs that are used to move the molten work from the kiln and we treat these as a large part of the personality of the end product. Every piece of raku fired clay will come out a little differently, with different variations of colors and textures. Raku is porous and mainly for decorative purposes, therefore it will not hold water, and is not intended for food.
Keeping your Raku in an air tight container or zippered bag when storing for long periods will keep the metals in the glaze from oxidizing. Do not jump in the pool or shower or leave your piece in water for long periods of time. Keep your piece out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as it will affect the glaze. With proper care they will last for generations and hopefully some of them do.
Please note that pictures may have darker or lighter colors on different monitors and the pieces are usually much brighter and more colorful than portrayed in these pictures.
Thank you for visiting and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
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