GoldenWindRaku

Buddha and Kwan Yin Sculptures in Modern Raku Ceramics

Washington, United States · 707 Sales

GoldenWindRaku

Buddha and Kwan Yin Sculptures in Modern Raku Ceramics

Washington, United States 707 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(368)

Announcement   Original and modern raku ceramic Buddha and Kwan Yin statues by Anita Feng. The focus point of my work is to ask the question: what does equanimity look like? Special commissions welcome!

My raku glazes are sealed with a special preservative to keep the colors bright and clear. I pack the sculptures with extreme care!

Please contact me for shipping charges for overseas.
Website: http://www.golden-wind.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 2, 2016

Original and modern raku ceramic Buddha and Kwan Yin statues by Anita Feng. The focus point of my work is to ask the question: what does equanimity look like? Special commissions welcome!

My raku glazes are sealed with a special preservative to keep the colors bright and clear. I pack the sculptures with extreme care!

Please contact me for shipping charges for overseas.
Website: http://www.golden-wind.com

Anita Feng

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Anita Feng

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5 out of 5 stars
(368)
althea

althea on Aug 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful! I was so pleased to see this in person. And it arrived safe and sound in a secure nest of bubble wrap and peanuts.

David Yarbrough

David Yarbrough on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a repeat customer...This new piece is wonderful...

Cindy Lee Jones

Cindy Lee Jones on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a gorgeous piece, I'll treasure forever!! Thank you Anita :-)

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A look at one of my sculptures before firing.

About

Buddha Statues Brought Up to Date!

Golden Wind Raku began when my thirty-odd year career as a clay musical instrument maker took an abrupt shift into silence -- the silence of Buddha sculptures! How this happened was as much a surprise to me as to anyone that knew me.

A dear friend and fellow Zen teacher, with time off from his work as a set-decorator in LA, asked if he could use my studio to make clay Buddhas for a couple of weeks. Sure, why not?

As the days passed, I became more intrigued by what he was doing, and then involved (in helping him understand the qualities of clay, tools and techniques). Then we collaborated on a few.

By the time he'd left, I decided to officially retire from instrument-making and devote myself to making Buddhas with what time, health and energy I have left. What a joy to make these one-of-a-kind expressions of fleeting peace and serenity! It turned out that I love exploring the question, "What does a Buddha look like?" and I'm quite sure I'll never come to the end of answering it.

Listen to a podcast about my explorations in raku, zen and Buddhas.... http://secularbuddhism.org/2013/05/30/episode-171-anita-feng-raku-pottery-and-buddhist-art/

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  • Anita Feng

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    Add together 40 years of Zen training and over 40 years of ceramic work and naturally, you get raku Buddhas! I love the smell of fire, and I love the question: what does equanimity look like?

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2016
I'm happy to introduce my work to you, which is also my play and my passion! I've been working with clay for over thirty years. I've also been a Zen student for about that long. And I've been a poet since I was a child. These raku-fired figures of calm and compassionate presence are created with all these aspects of my life worked into them.

A note on how these figures are made:
I work by combining the methods of throwing, hand-building and using and altering homemade molds. All of the Buddhas are one-of-a-kind and all are made by a collaborative effort involving me, the clay and the fire. Even the weather outside has a part to play in how things come out! So my part, in addition to forming the clay, is to pay attention to all the conditions at play in the moment and respond at creatively and beautifully as I can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Payment Methods: I accept PayPal, money orders (including international money orders), credit cards and personal checks.

If I receive a personal check I may have to wait until the check clears before sending out your order.

Taxes: If you live in the state of Washington, PayPal will automatically add 9% to your invoice.

Layaway: I can accommodate a layaway program for purchases over $100. Details to be worked out individually, but as a general rule, I request 1/4 down payment which is non-refundable. Payments should be completed within 6 months.
Shipping
Methods: Mostly, I ship by USPS, Parcel Post, which may take as much as a week to arrive to US locations. The reason for this is that the pottery is heavy and shipping Parcel Post will save you money. If you are in a hurry, I would be happy to send Priority or even by Express. Just convo me your preferences and I will let you know how much the additional charge will be. For my largest and more fragile pieces, I send by FedEx or UPS.

Turn around time: Once payment is received I will ship within a day or two.

Insurance and Confirmation are included.

I do ship internationally. However my larger items weighing over 4 pounds will cost significantly more. If you don't see a shipping cost for overseas, please contact me to get an accurate quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are permissible but the buyer must pay shipping for the return (and the item must arrive intact). Exchanges are permissible but the buyer would pay shipping for return of item and sending out the new item.

Any damage that occurs during shipping entitles the buyer to a complete refund (or exchange) minus shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
These raku figures are coated with a sealant that will protect their glazes from fading.

They may be used as garden sculpture outside. But I would recommend bringing them indoors during freezing temperatures as an added precaution.

I am happy to consider custom orders.

Any other questions, please feel free to contact me!

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
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Care instructions

You may display these raku sculpture outdoors, but be advised that I recommend bringing them indoors during freezing temperatures.