The vase is hand thrown and is 5” high and 4” wide, the vase is Emerald and bronze in colour
Please note that Raku is not food safe or is it intended to hold liquid it is purely for decorative purposes.
Raku pottery was made long ago for Japanese tea ceremonies. It was modernised later into the process you see today , often called Western Raku. This involves taking a piece of ceramic pottery that has been bisque fired and glazed then firing it in a Raku kiln which we built ourselves. The piece is then fired to about 1000 degrees C and pulled out of the kiln while still red hot then placed in a reduction chamber containing organic materials such as newspaper, sawdust, leaves, etc. Smoke is created and reacts with the piece leaving the unglazed portion black, a very unique characteristic of Raku. It's so exciting and creates one of a kind colours which are very hard to duplicate.