RAKU SHELL DESIGN TEA LIGHT HOLDER
This lovely shell shaped tea light holder is complete with a frgranced tea light and measures ~ 6.5 inches in diameter.
Raku is an ancient type of Japanese firing dating back to the 16th century. Beautiful iridescent blues, violets, copper and crackle glazes are produced on either wheel thrown or sculptural pottery. The pottery is fired to 1800° and then "reduced" in a chamber which catches fire immediately. The fire uses up all the oxygen in both glaze and chamber, thus producing one of a kind results.