Title: Maunga Kanapa / Glistening Mountain, Raku Earthenware fired NZ red clay with glaze reduction by Karen Wilde, 01-2022.
Glistening Volcano sculpture 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 heavy black and metallic silver/green hues with crackle pastel pink and blue drips (tall pieces) and foamy gunmetal grey drips on the wider short piece.
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/candle/LED light cover, baseless dried flower vase or small pot plant cover.*
*Lights/incense/candles/flowers NOT included. This sculpture does not have a base.
*Actual colours may vary based on individual screen monitor settings.