Tetraktisstudio

Ceramic unique, Raku fired Oil burners & Jewelry boxes.

Chania, Greece On Etsy since 2017

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Tetraktisstudio

Ceramic unique, Raku fired Oil burners & Jewelry boxes.

Chania, Greece | 131 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Tetraktis studio pottery.
I work with my fantasy and hands, do unique ceramic objects, Raku fired.
I make every piece with love and careful attention and I wish to offer visual pleasure besides functionality.
All listings are in stock and ready to ship.
For any question, suggestion or comment feel free to contact me.
More Raku pottery you can see in my other Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/studiotetraktis

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 29, 2020

Welcome to Tetraktis studio pottery.
I work with my fantasy and hands, do unique ceramic objects, Raku fired.
I make every piece with love and careful attention and I wish to offer visual pleasure besides functionality.
All listings are in stock and ready to ship.
For any question, suggestion or comment feel free to contact me.
More Raku pottery you can see in my other Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/studiotetraktis

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Yiannis Vlavoyilakis

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Yiannis Vlavoyilakis

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About Tetraktisstudio

Sales 131
On Etsy since 2017

I imagined how nice it would be, fragrances of flowers and herbs spread out everywhere.
So I started making essential oil burners and try them in my workshop, which now smells jasmine, rose, musk, lavender, orange ... every day an other fragrance.
Every fragrance gave me the inspiration for a new device design, unique.
I am inspired and design, getting excited and create unique pieces, always in small quantities.
I respect my job and it is vital to keep the joy and passion, not to exchange creativity for the profit from quick repetition.
I see that as I explore and experiment, I evolve my work, I discover new ideas.
So every project is addressed to a unique person who will see and love it, so that it would become a small beautiful part of his world!
I hope my work will find its way into the peoples hearts and homes, add beauty harmony and usefulness in places where people live and also strive to shape more beautiful and better worlds!
I imagined anything we make in our effort to create, be more beautiful aesthetically, even more functional, to have in it love and carefull attention. So that the world around us is throbbing with life, energy, quality and finesse.
I think we are the creators of our world and as long as we are here, we are responsible to do it better in every way.
Aren` t we?

In order to present my work in the best way, I have one more Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/studiotetraktis ("pots", "vases", "birds", "soap dishes", "wall hangings" etc.).

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Last updated on May 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Contact me to talk and define details about custom orders.

Why are these pieces special?

Because they are Raku fired besides their unique shape.

What is Raku firing?

Raku firing is an ancient Japanese technique:
After the first firing, a ceramic piece is glazed with a special glaze and fired in a gas kiln,very fast (1.30 - 2 hours).
When the temperature reaches 900° C the kiln is opened and the pieces are taken out with tongs, placed in metallic containers, covered with sawdust and sealed.
That causes the reduction. It happens because the flammable material catches fire from the red hot ceramic, but due to the sealing the flames seek oxygen to keep burning and the only available is in the oxides of the glaze. So the coloring oxides losing their oxygen particles, turn to pure very thin metal.
Especially the copper colored glazes give all kinds of bronze, blue, turquoise, green effects. Always unique!

Is a Raku piece the same like any other ceramic?

No! due to the thermal shock, from 900° C to ambient temperature they are more sensitive.
Also the bronze copper color over time, slowly turns to a nice blue - turquoise or green!
This is nothing to worry about, it is just the procedure of the continuing reduction, as oxygen particles from the air replaces those lost during the past procedure.
So your piece may continue to change and this is part of its beauty!
However, the nice black crackles will remain the same. They are made from the smoke which gets into the glazes shocking crackles and intensifies them.
So Raku means always different, always unique, always spectacular ...but sometimes a disaster!
That causes the higher price of a raku piece.

Are there instructions or tips for use for a ceramic oil burner?

Yes, here are useful tips for the proper and safe use:

- Be aware that the ceramic oil burner gets hot when it is lit. So touch carefully.
- The best option is to use tea light candles as they offer security against leaking wax.
- Never leave the burner lit when leaving the house.
- Make sure the burner is out of reach of children and pets.
- Ensure there is liquid or wax melt in the bowl before light the candle, or it could crack.
- Frequently clean it from the previous oil residues with soap.