Canter in Blue

Like smooth jazz; a moody portrait of a free-flowing canter.

Title: Canter in Blue
Medium: Raku fired ceramic clay, solid cherry wood base
Size: 9(H) x 12(L) in

What is raku? Glowing red hot clay pieces are taken from the kiln and placed in a material that catches fire, such as sawdust. They are then enclosed in a container with the flames. The lack of oxygen gives the glazes striking colors and patterns. Areas with no glaze take oxygen from the clay itself, leaving them with a beautiful matte black colour.

 

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