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This listing is for ONE baby polar bear, ♦♦♦YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE ONE PICTURED♦♦♦ but it will be similar. A cute baby bear to make you smile. A great gift for a nature lover.

They are not 3D, but sculpted from a flat piece of clay and made to stand up. Please see the second photo for details. They are approximately 3" high and 4" long (7x10cm)

These bears are handmade by me, Sarah Beck, in my studio on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

To make the bears I roll out a slab of clay, cut out the puffin shape and then add the markings onto each one by hand. I then push from the back of the piece creating the 3D shape. You can see the marks of my fingernails on the back of some of them. Each bear is also different because of the raku glaze firing process (see below). They look good on their own, or in a grouping.

My raku pieces are bisque fired once to make them hard, then glazed by hand and fired again in an outdoor kiln. When the pieces are red hot I pull them out of the kiln with tongs allowing the glazes to crackle while cooling for a very short time in the air or on the ground. I then put them in a metal container filled with newspaper which bursts into flames, blackening all the areas I haven't glazed with smoke and filling in the crackle lines. Every piece is different some have more crackle, some less, but all are unique. See the making of one of my pieces from start to finish by clicking on this link:

http://rakupottery.wordpress.com/116/


Thanks for visiting!

Sarah

Polar Bear Baby Raku Pottery small animal sculpture rustic ornament arctic ceramic clay crackle


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, glaze, smoke
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people