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Raku Fired Vessel

Raku Fired Vessel

Vendor
Kildoag Pottery
Regular price
€125
Sale price
€125

Raku fired ceramic vessel.  The piece has been thrown and when leather hard we apply several layers of terra sigillata and burnish to get a smooth glossy surface.At this stage the pot is bisque fired to 950°c. After firing, resist areas are masked off using tape.  A layer of resist slip and glaze is applied.  The piece is placed in a raku kiln and fired to 825°c. It is lifted from the kiln when molten and placed in a reduction bin filled with paper and wood chips. A lid is put on allowing the carbon to be trapped by the clay body.   When the piece is removed from the reduction bin a light spray of water is applied and the glaze falls off easily revealing the unique crackle and linear pattern

Unique one off piece. Size: H 16cm x W:19cm

 Care of Raku Pottery : Wipe gently with a damp cloth. Due to the low firing process raku ceramics are not shock-resistant nor waterproof or frost proof so suitable for indoor decorative use only. 

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