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.