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This beautiful organic urn is inspired by nature.

My strongest inspiration comes from Mother Nature and its weathering influences on the shape of trees, rocks, plants and animals both on land and underwater. This container was thrown on the wheel. Various stains were applied to leather hard earthenware. After the bowl was bisque fired, a special thick slip with a lot of grog and a thin layer of glaze were applied to the piece on outside surface. After raku firing and smoking in the canister, the glaze and the slip were scraped off exposing beautiful black lines created by smoke that penetrated through the crackled glaze. You also see subtle color variations on a surface left by stain application.

To fully understand the Raku Firing Process, one would have to delve into and study Japanese culture. Raku is deeply associated and intertwined with the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. Serving and drinking tea using Raku fired bowls is an age old “happening” that is still performed in some areas of Japan. Raku glazes contain a lot of copper that gives the fired pieces: green, red, blue and copper shades. The temperature is rather quickly run up to about 1800-2000 degrees F and then the kiln is raised, revealing red hot pieces. The piece then placed in a bucket containing combustible materials. As soon as the red hot piece comes in contact with the combustible materials, spontaneous combustion occurs. The lid is put over the can to make reduction atmosphere and let the flames seek for the oxygen removing it from the glaze and clay body of the piece. The result is black clay body and very interesting colors on the piece. No two pieces of Raku will ever be the same. It's like Christmas!

Raku ceramics by their creative process and their very nature serve only for decorative purposes and are not intended to be used for food.

Dimensions: 6 " tall and 5.5" in diameter.

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Naked Raku Container. Ceramic Raku Urn. Organic Zen Pot. Nature Inspired Ceramic Vase. Raku White Crackle Urn.

$64.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: White
  • Materials: clay, ceramics, glaze
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 57 reviews
  • Favorited by: 33 people