Rakumancy

Raku pendants, Steampunk necklaces, Ceramic ray guns

Wyoming, United States · 438 Sales

Rakumancy

Raku pendants, Steampunk necklaces, Ceramic ray guns

Wyoming, United States 438 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(209)

Announcement   The raku-fired, ceramic pendants, necklaces, beads and sculptures at Rakumancy are all handmade by artists Tana Libolt and West Magoon from our studio in Centennial, Wy. We specialize in ceramic creations inspired by the Steampunk and Science Fiction genres. We're also partial to mythological imagery and celtic designs.

All of our raku glazes are carefully sealed with silicone grout sealant so their colors will not change over time. We're also very experienced with sending fragile things through the mail successfully!

Shipping, via USPS first class mail, is included on all necklaces, pendants and beads that ship to U.S. addresses. Purchases of $50 or more (of jewelry or jewelry supplies) will ship via USPS priority mail for no additional charge. Necklaces, pendants or beads to be shipped outside the US will be sent via USPS first class mail for $2- $8 per package depending on size. The Raku Ray Guns and other sculptures ship for about $60 in the US; contact us for a quote on shipping elsewhere.

For discounts on large quantities, please contact us about special orders. I'm happy to offer much lower prices on items (sold in larger groups) that I don't have to photograph and add to my shop individually. I usually have items on hand that I haven't added to the shop yet and can make certain items on request. Let me know what you need!

To see our functional pottery, including rope handle mugs, puzzle mugs and moose mugs, please visit our other shop on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MuddyMountainPottery

"Of all the toys the world provides for right-minded persons, the original elements rank easily the first." - Kenneth Grahame.

Announcement

The raku-fired, ceramic pendants, necklaces, beads and sculptures at Rakumancy are all handmade by artists Tana Libolt and West Magoon from our studio in Centennial, Wy. We specialize in ceramic creations inspired by the Steampunk and Science Fiction genres. We're also partial to mythological imagery and celtic designs.

All of our raku glazes are carefully sealed with silicone grout sealant so their colors will not change over time. We're also very experienced with sending fragile things through the mail successfully!

Shipping, via USPS first class mail, is included on all necklaces, pendants and beads that ship to U.S. addresses. Purchases of $50 or more (of jewelry or jewelry supplies) will ship via USPS priority mail for no additional charge. Necklaces, pendants or beads to be shipped outside the US will be sent via USPS first class mail for $2- $8 per package depending on size. The Raku Ray Guns and other sculptures ship for about $60 in the US; contact us for a quote on shipping elsewhere.

For discounts on large quantities, please contact us about special orders. I'm happy to offer much lower prices on items (sold in larger groups) that I don't have to photograph and add to my shop individually. I usually have items on hand that I haven't added to the shop yet and can make certain items on request. Let me know what you need!

To see our functional pottery, including rope handle mugs, puzzle mugs and moose mugs, please visit our other shop on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MuddyMountainPottery

"Of all the toys the world provides for right-minded persons, the original elements rank easily the first." - Kenneth Grahame.

Tana and West

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Tana and West

Weinbomber - Raku Ray Gun Ceramic Sculpture
US$295.00
Raku Ray Gun Ceramic Sculpture - Capek R.U.R.
US$295.00
Steampunk Raku Pendant - Quad Gear Medallion
US$18.00
Ceramic Raku Pendant - Iridescent Lotus
US$14.00
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Lori

Lori on Sep 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The color and texture of the beads I received are very nice. I am quite pleased. Thank you for shipping so quickly.

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About

Wyoming artists build business with clay, house with tires.

Tana and West moved to Centennial, Wyoming in 2001, drawn by the amazing scenery and the one-of-a-kind character of the tiny mountain town. They began the crazy endeavor of building their own passive-solar house with walls of dirt-packed tires. The building itself is a sculpture project, an ongoing one.

In addition to making functional stoneware pottery, the potters also enjoy the low-fire raku firing method which offers instant gratification and unexpected results. Results are obtained quickly and experiments can be adjusted and re-tried. In raku firing, pieces are removed from the kiln while still glowing-hot and placed into a reduction chamber (theirs is a large metal garbage can filled with newspaper). The newspaper surrounding the pieces bursts into flame and is allowed to burn briefly, then smothered by placing the lid on the can. The resulting reduction atmosphere chemically alters the glazes, giving them metallic, iridescent or opalescent effects and, on some glazes, a fine crackle pattern. Glazes can vary wildly, even within the same firing and so the results are always exciting.

West Magoon grew up on the Magoon ranch, outside Lusk, Wyoming and studied art at Northwest Community College and the University of Wyoming. He has worked as a graphic artist and photographer for more than 30 years and has been a potter and sculptor since 2000. West's Raku Ray Guns come out of a life-long love of science fiction. The visual roots he draws on include sci-fi magazine covers from the 30’s, 40’s and 50's and the styling cues from 50's automobiles.

Tana Libolt grew up in Laramie and Jackson, Wyoming and in Roosevelt, Utah. Her first teacher was her father, Ron Libolt who started Muddy Mountain Pottery in Casper, Wy in 1970. Clay, tools and encouragement were always available in his various studios and Tana learned to throw on the potters wheel at age 12. After an apprenticeship to a glass-blower in New York and a brief fling with a career as a street musician in Dublin, Ireland, Tana returned to Laramie and the University of Wyoming to study art. She likes the idea of creating objects and ornaments that lend a feeling of delight and wonder to every-day life.

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  • Tana Libolt

    Owner, Creator

    Tana Libolt grew up in Laramie and Jackson, Wyoming and in Roosevelt, Utah. Her first teacher was her father, Ron Libolt who started Muddy Mountain Pottery in Casper, Wy in 1970.

  • West Magoon

    Owner, Creator

    West Magoon grew up on the Magoon ranch, outside Lusk, Wyoming and many of his pots and sculptures are informed by intricate model making and ships in bottles he created as a child.

  • Grasshopper

    Clown, Ball-catcher, Pot-licker

    Grasshopper's mother was a marmoset and his father was a lion. He's on a quest for bacon and the unattainable squirrel.

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