A bright raku vase by Chris Hawkins.
Rim Diameter: 7cm
Widest Diameter: 13cm
Base Diameter: 4.5cm
*Measured by hand. Allow 1-2cm for error.
Raku is rapidly fired until glowing hot (1000C). It's then taken from the kiln whilst still glowing and placed in a container of wood shavings and sawdust. These instantly combust and the flames inside the container consume the oxygen causing the clay and the glaze to react. This reduction draws the metal in the glaze up to the surface, creating the rich iridescent colours found on Chris' pots.
The chance occurrence of the Raku means that no two pieces are alike.
These raku vases and bottles are NOT suitable for food nor water.