Raku Fired Speckled Hen with eggs
Indavidually hand made and Raku fired ceramic sculpture.
Each piece is made by hand using the pinch tecnique, they feel nice in the hand and have a charactor to make you smile. Eggs included!
approximate size L-13cm H-8cm D-7cm
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 degreese 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 conbustables 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 beneith.
PLEASE NOTE: RAKU IS NOT FROST PROOF SO NOT SUITABLE FOR KEEPING OUTDOORS
Due to the nature of the raku Firing Process to create crackles in the glaze, it is not suited for outdoor useas water may penetrate the tiny crackles. However It is perfectly fine to sponge clean and dry.