Curled Seal – my seal has been made in clay by me, Chloe raku fired. It is one of seven different seal designs i make and can also be combined with the large seal on back to make a set. There are two colour options as below
WHITE – Ceramic raku fired with white crackle glaze and smoked unglazed clay on flippers and nose.
GREY – Ceramic raku fired, sponged white crackle glaze & smoked unglazed clay areas all over, I apply the glaze randomly so finish and amount of grey and white areas vary from piece to piece.
Size Medium Curled Seal – 14cm long x 12cm depth x 4cm high
Photo’s shown are general pictures of each item, the crazing will differ with each animal due to the unique nature of Raku.
Raku is a rapid firing technique, adapted from an ancient Japanese firing. A small group of approx 15 pieces are placed in a small gas fired kiln and fired up to around 1,000° c, each piece is then individually taken out of the kiln red hot and placed in a bin of sawdust & wood shavings which instantly combust, the actual finish is then down to careful timing, longer in the air will give bigger heavier crazing, covering quickly leaves areas with no crazing but the crazing itself is very random and this gives each piece its own character, all work is then completely covered in the sawdust and left overnight to cool before being cleaned.
RAKU IS NOT FROST PROOF SO NOT SUITABLE FOR KEEPING OUTDOORS