SMALL RAKU MAPLE LEAF
All of Darcy's pieces are unique, because due to the unpredictable nature of glazes and raku firing technique each piece will be custom created. They are also lead free and food safe. Each has a strong loop at the back for hanging on a wall.
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.
This lovely leaf measures ~ 4.5 x 4 inches diameter