Zen Horse XI
Between the first breath and the last
And here we stand between East and West
And here we stand between birth and death"
- David Francey, Saints and Sinners
Title: Zen Horse XI
Medium: Raku fired ceramic
Size: 5(H) x 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.