Title: “Puia Māwhero me te Kākāriki / Pink and Green Volcano”, 2022. Raku Earthenware fired NZ red clay with layered glaze.
This shimmering volcano sculpture was pulled red-hot from the raku kiln and transferred to a firey reduction chamber with combustibles. This produces unpredictable surface colours and glaze patterns while leaving smokey scorched marks on the raw clay areas.
Experimental processes of including both inorganic and natural organic materials to the clay body, glazes and firing process result in every piece displaying unique surface textures. This series depicts metallic pink/green hues.
Inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand’s native bush and snow-capped volcanic mountains. Each piece in this series is handbuilt from layers of clay and original in both shape and finish. Can be used as an incense burner cover or baseless dried flower vase.
*Lights/incense/flowers NOT included. This sculpture does not have a base.
*Actual colours may vary based on individual screen monitor settings.