Raku Fired Ceramic Penguin Sculpture- made to order-allow up to three weeks
Approximate size L-10cm W-7cm D-6cm
This cute dumpy penguin sculpture is full of character and would also make a perfect gift for any animal lover.
He is hand made from Stoneware clay using the pinch tecnique. All of my sculptures are made in my Dorset garden Workshop and Raku fired in my outdoor Raku Kiln.
*Raku is a rapid firing, adapted from an ancient Japanise firing tecnique.
A group of approximatly five pieces are placed in a small gas fired kiln and fired over an hour to 1000 degrees celcious. 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 types of conbustables all add to make each piece individual.
Once cooled a layer of black soot is then removed using wire wool to reveal the beautiful crackles and colours beneith.
PLEASE NOTE: RAKU IS NOT FROST PROOF SO NOT SUITABLE FOR KEEPING OUTDOORS