Show Must Go On II

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairy tales of yesterday, grow but never die

                     - Freddie Mercury

This dynamic ceramic piece was inspired by the rosin-back horses of the turn of century circus acts.

Note: This piece cracked during the extreme temperature changes of firing. The crack has been repaired and does not affect the structural integrity of the piece.

Title: The Show Must Go On II
Medium: Raku fired ceramic
Size: 7(H) x 8.5(L) in

What is raku? Glowing red hot ceramic 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 colours and patterns. Areas with no glaze take oxygen from the clay itself, leaving them with a beautiful matte black colour.

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