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This item sold on April 14, 2009.

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This vase was made on the potter's wheel. It was fired once, then glazed, then fired again in a small outdoor kiln. When it was glowing hot, we removed it with tongs and put it in leaves to burn, then covered air-tight until it developed these gorgeous colors.

Raku is an exciting process. Many pieces break under the thermal stress. But the results can be stunning, as they are here. There are metallic greens, blues and golds, with copper highlights throughout. Where there was no glaze is black from carbon, the color unglazed clay turns during the raku process.

The metallic colors on this jar may change over time. I do not coat my raku with anything to keep it from changing, as I feel this a natural part of the process too. If the colors change over the years, you can use silver polish to renew them, if you wish. Or, you can just enjoy the ever-changing quality of the glaze, like I do!

This vessel is 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall, and 6 inches (15 cm) wide at the widest part. It holds about 3 cups (750 ml).

This vase as a decorative piece. Raku leaves the vessel very porous, so it is not watertight, and it is not food safe. If you want to put a bouquet in it, be sure to use a plastic or glass liner.
Antonia Barry

Raku Vase

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  • Materials: clay, glaze, raku
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