Raku Fired Badger Sculpture - Handmade
Approximate size L-19 W-9cm D-8cm.
This cute dumpy Badger is hand made from stoneware clay in my Dorset garden workshop and Raku fired in my outdoor Raku Kiln. Raku is a rapid firing, adapted from an ancient Japanise firing technique.
A group of approximately 7 pieces are placed in a small gas-fired kiln and fired over an hour to 1000 degrees celsius. Each piece is then individually taken out of the kiln red hot and placed in a bin of wood shavings which instantly combust. The actual finish on each piece is then down to careful timing, length of time in the air, how rapidly they are covered up, how much oxygen is in the bin, and different combustibles all give each piece its own character. Once cooled a layer of black soot is then removed using wire wool to reveal the beautiful crackles and colours beneath.
PLEASE NOTE: RAKU IS NOT FROSTPROOF SO NOT SUITABLE FOR KEEPING OUTDOORS