Tall Ripple Raku Vase
20"H x 6"W
This tall raku pottery vase makes a perfect gift! It was thrown on the potter’s wheel and altered. After bisque firing it was glazed with proprietary glazes and fired using the American raku process.
Raku Pottery Process
American raku was first discovered in 1960 by a famous potter named Paul Soldner. It entails rapidly heating one or a small number of pieces in a small kiln to about 1850-1900 degrees. When the desired temperature is reached, the kiln is opened and the raku pottery is removed and placed into a metal can with combustible materials (I use newspaper). The top is then placed on the can smothering the flames and creating an oxygen starved atmosphere. After about 30 minutes the can is opened and it’s like being a kid at Christmas, as I never know for sure what the results will be. The serendipity is what makes it so appealing and exciting for me.
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To learn more about raku pottery and my process please visit my raku firing page or if you’re planning a trip to Western North Carolina, contact Sherry at Art Connections Tours for a tour of my pottery studio..
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