Raku Decorative Wave Piece 4 was handmade on the pottery wheel and fired under high temperatures with a glaze, taken out of the extremely hot gas kiln and put into a reduction chamber, to get the amazing play of colors, and crackles that are penetrated by the smoke and bring out these interesting surface of texture, color, crackles and natural material.
I made it just for you! The glaze inside and out is the same. Yet through oxidation and reduction the same glaze turns different colors. A wonderful symbolism for you. The symbolism of inside versus outside. You are feeling attracted to this piece because you resonate with it. Maybe you feel fire on the inside, and are calm like the ocean on the outside with the waves going with the ebb and flow…
I have been working on this new collection for weeks and I am so excited to present it. Raku is one of my favorite things in the world to do. All elements come together… Earth, Air, Fire and Water… It is magic and it is somewhat unpredictable.
… and remember that Raku is not food safe and for decoration only, it is also porous and will not hold water reliably. Colors can still change and develop over time.