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RAKU PUSSY WILLOW VASE NO. 2 - Side Street Studio
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RAKU PUSSY WILLOW VASE NO. 2 - Side Street Studio
RAKU PUSSY WILLOW VASE NO. 2

RAKU PUSSY WILLOW VASE NO. 2

PUSSY WILLOW POT

A beautiful hand crafted Raku Pot with real Pussy Willow adornments.  This is number 2 of 30 that Ed will make this year. Hand made by Ed Oldfield of Powell River B.C.

 Height~ 6 inches by Width 5 inches

Raku pottery is created with a specific ceramic firing process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. With raku pottery, the piece is first bisque fired. Then, it is glazed and undergoes a raku firing process. The raku firing process requires a special raku kiln that is fueled by propane and reaches temperatures of about 1800°F (about 982°C).

In order to complete the firing process, the raku pottery must remain in the kiln for approximately 30 minutes. The raku pottery is then removed from the kiln using specially designed raku tongs. While the raku pottery piece is still hot and glowing, it is placed inside a metal can full of combustible materials. The heat emitted from the raku pottery causes these materials to catch on fire. After the materials inside the metal can catch on fire, a lid is placed over the can and the raku pottery is sealed inside. The raku pottery is capable of withstanding these high temperatures and the fire within the can because it is made from a special type of clay that is capable of withstanding thermal shock.

RAKU PUSSY WILLOW VASE

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Category: Ed Oldfield, Raku, Vases

Type: Pottery

Artist Collection: Ed Oldfield

SKU: 64-13


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