Raku bowl with copper luster glaze, 4.25"H x 4.25"W at the belly with a 3.25 opening
The piece is wheel thrown and has terra sigillata applied at the leather hard stage and then the surface is burnished to a silky smooth feel. It is kiln fired twice, first fired for bisque, then glazed and fired to 1950°F, the temperature is then reduced to 1200°F before the piece is removed.
Raku is pottery ware and a firing technique originated in 16th century Japan. The pottery shapes may be similar, but the outcome of the firing will always be different. No two pots will ever look alike. So they are truly one of a kind!
This would make a great gift for that special someone.
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