Raku Winter Vase
Winter in the rockies is a study in contrasts. White snow offset by leafless aspens and heavy bowed evergreens. I love the way these create space within the air as you get lost staring at them. This vase inspired by that.
The branches are created by using wax resist so when the piece was dipped in the white glaze, it kept those areas free to except the carbon from the raku process.
DECORATIVE only. Do not put water in this vase.
DetailsRaku is a type of Japanese Pottery that is traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, most often in the form of tea bowls. It is traditionally characterised by being hand shaped rather than thrown; fairly porous vessels, which result from low firing temperatures; lead glazes; and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air. The familiar technique of placing the ware in a container filled with combustible material introduced by Paul Soldner, is not a traditional Raku practice. Raku techniques have been modified by contemporary potters worldwide.