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White Lustre Bird by Debbie Barber

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White Lustre Bird by Debbie Barber

50.00

Decorative Raku Bird by Debbie Barber

White with flower design

Dimensions: approx. 12 x 7 x 7 cm

A bit about Raku:

Raku ceramics date from 16th century Japan. As part of the tea ceremony tea bowls were simply made using this fast-firing technique. In the modern version pots are removed from the kiln at high temperatures and placed in sawdust. The sawdust ignites creating smoke.

In Naked Raku the pots, prior to Raku firing are covered in slip (liquid clay) through which a design is drawn using wooden tools. Smoke penetrates the lines bringing the design to life. The pots are cleaned and polished using beeswax.

Caring for your raku ceramics:

Naked Raku ceramics are not glazed and are therefore not watertight. They are for decorative use only. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as some fading may occur over time. They will benefit from dusting with a soft cloth and, if necessary, polish with beeswax furniture polish to restore the shine.

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Decorative Raku Bird by Debbie Barber

White with flower design

Dimensions: approx. 12 x 7 x 7 cm

A bit about Raku:

Raku ceramics date from 16th century Japan. As part of the tea ceremony tea bowls were simply made using this fast-firing technique. In the modern version pots are removed from the kiln at high temperatures and placed in sawdust. The sawdust ignites creating smoke.

In Naked Raku the pots, prior to Raku firing are covered in slip (liquid clay) through which a design is drawn using wooden tools. Smoke penetrates the lines bringing the design to life. The pots are cleaned and polished using beeswax.

Caring for your raku ceramics:

Naked Raku ceramics are not glazed and are therefore not watertight. They are for decorative use only. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as some fading may occur over time. They will benefit from dusting with a soft cloth and, if necessary, polish with beeswax furniture polish to restore the shine.