Raku fired chicken ‘Gertrude’ comes with two display eggs!
Individually hand made and Raku fired ceramic chicken sculpture "Gertrude". Each of my pieces are individually handmade and has its own name.
All my chickens are RAKU fired in my garden studio in Weymouth in Dorset. No two pieces are exactly the same, they feel nice in the hand and each has a character to make you smile. Two display Eggs included!
Approximate size L-14cm H-9cm D-8cm
Raku is a rapid firing, adapted from an ancient Japanese firing technique. A group of approximately 7 pieces are placed in a small gas-fired kiln and rapidly fired over an hour to 1000 degrees celsius. Each piece is then individually taken out of the kiln red hot and placed in a metal 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