22.5"H x 12"W
This extraordinary raku pottery vase makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift and is a sure conversation starter. It was first thrown on the potter’s wheel before being altered and fired in the kiln. The reflective textures and dazzling blues and greens were created using the American raku pottery process and proprietary glaze recipes which are sprayed, poured and/or painted on. These glazes are put onto the raku piece before it is fired.
The metallics that I most often use in the glazes are copper, silver, cobalt and chrome. They melt in the firing and leave some spectacular results. I may also use the glazes to enhance the underlying design or texture of the piece. The colors of the glaze and the crackle are dependent on the amount of oxygen allowed during the raku firing and cooling.
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