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Raku Pottery Wale Dolphin Tail Volcano Vessel, mini ceramic sealife Vase

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Title: Puia Wēra (Volcano Whale Tail), 2022.

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Description

Title: Puia Wēra (Volcano Whale Tail), 2022 by Karen Wilde.
Size: 9x4cm

Inspired by the Bryde whales, Orca, Dolphins and Pygmy Blues spotted in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.
Kissed by fire with a copper reduction glaze: reds, pinks, greens, whites and subtle metallics.

Handbuilt from black clay, copper and white flowing glaze, Raku fired to earthenware temperature, 1000 degrees Celsius*

This 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.

*Decorative object for dried flowers, earthenware is not recommended for functional use (holding water).
*Actual colours may vary based on individual screen monitor settings.