Raku Round Pottery Vessel Black Sand


Title: Memories of Blackened Sand

Raku earthenware fired pottery with west coast black sand and copper/black glaze.  Inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand’s wild west coast beaches.

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Title: Memories of Blackened Sand
Raku earthenware fired round pottery vessel with west coast black sand, copper/black glaze and gold enamel lip.

Medium Size: 10×12cm
This decorative vase is suitable for dried flowers only.

On New Zealand’s West Coast wild and raw,
There lies a stretch of blackened sand,
A place where fingerprints are left,
Of those who roam this ancient land.

The waves crash hard upon the shore,
As winds howl through the twisted pines,
But still the fingerprints remain,
A testament to all that’s fine.

For this is a land of beauty rare,
Where mountains rise and oceans crash,
Where ancient Maori traditions thrive,
And history lives in every flash.

So come and walk this blackened sand,
And leave your fingerprints behind,
For this is a land that’s rich in culture,
A place where memories intertwine. 
– Poem by Karen Wilde.

This raku round pottery vessel is handbuilt and original in shape and finish.
Colours may vary slightly from screen.

Discover more about Karen Wilde’s artwork under Exhibitions and follow her studio progress via Instagram Gallery.