Raku Fired Polar Bear- made to order- allow up to 3 weeks
Approximate size H-13cm W-10cm D-10cm
This Chubby Polar Bear sculpture has a smile that is sure to bring a smile to your face.
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.
All my pieces are individually hand made and some variations will occur.
*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