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This raku ceramic heart pendant is funky, cool, and would make a great gift!

If you're looking for something different, funky, eclectic or unusual you've found it! This raku ceramic heart cabochon is great for bead embroidery, bead weaving, wire wrapping and anything else your creative mind can think of! Or, you can simply glue a bail on and use it as a pendant. If you would like me to glue a bail on it, simply mention it in the notes when you purchase this piece or send me a message/email.

**PLEASE NOTE: The ribbon is sold separately and is not included in this listing, but I would be happy to use my color expertise to match the perfect ribbon to this piece!

Click here to purchase a hand dyed ribbon:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MAKUstudio?section_id=7174463

*I handmade, hand sculpted (not a mold) this raku heart using stoneware clay.

*Bisque fired, glazed and raku fired in my home studio

*Satin, matte, glossy, copper, gold, purple, fuchsia, blue, green raku glaze colors; copper precious metal clay (pmc) fired directly onto the piece; black from the firing process where there is no glaze

*Staples and nail fired directly into clay

*Raku ceramic heart measures about 42mm long x 39mm wide

*No hole; No loop

*Signed by the artist (that's me!) on the back "MAKU"

*Gift wrapped


Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy my art!

What is raku?:

Raku pottery was made long ago for Japanese tea ceremonies. It was modernized later into the process you see today. This involves taking a piece of pottery that has been bisque fired and glazed then firing it in a raku kiln (which my husband and I built ourselves). The piece is then fired to about 1800 degrees F and pulled out of the kiln while still red hot then placed in a reduction chamber containing organic materials such as newspaper, sawdust, leaves, etc. The materials catch on fire, the lid is put on. The fire wants oxygen to keep going and flames often shoot across a piece, pulling oxygen from the glaze. The matte black color (a very unique characteristic of raku) is created. It's so exciting and creates one of kind colors which are very hard to duplicate. Please note that raku is not food safe nor is it intended to hold liquid.

Caring for your raku piece:
Keep your raku in a air tight container or zippered bag when storing. Do not swim 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. I wash my pieces very well, but on occasion you will see some ash residue that will rub off from the parts that are not glazed. This will come out of your clothing with no problem, but if it concerns you, you can paint clear nail polish on the back of a pendant.

Marianne "MAK" Kasparian
MAKUstudio: Raku Pendants, Beads, Jewelry, Supplies, Cabochons, Tiles, Buttons
http://www.MAKUstudio.etsy.com

Raku Ceramic Heart Cabochon Jewelry Supply Handmade by MAKUstudio

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, raku, glaze, recycled newspaper, high temperature wire, pmc, precious metal clay, staples, copper pmc, nail
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
  • Feedback: 1429 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person