Raku Decorative Vessel Vase with Copper Turquoise and White Crackle Glaze

$65.00

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This piece is made by hand on a potters wheel and then glazed and fired using a specialized technique called Raku firing. I remove the glowing red piece from the kiln around 1800 degrees fahrenheit and then place it in a steel can filled with sawdust, newspaper or pine needles. As soon as the piece hits the materials in the can, they ignite and smoulder around the piece. A lid is placed on the can to create a "reducing" atmosphere, depriving the glazes of oxygen and blackening the bare clay. This smokey, reducing atmosphere heavily affect the glazes, often leaving metallic surfaces. The shock of being removed from such a high temperature also creates deep crackle patterns in some of the glazes.

Because of the above described process, this piece is not intended for food use or to hold water. It is a decorative vessel only. The dramatic artistic effects from the raku process are well worth the sacrifice of functionality.

Dimensions:
4.5" wide x 7" tall
Not for food use & not dishwasher safe

Shipping & Policies

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Payments

I gladly accept payment via PayPal, money order, or check. On personal checks, my policy is to wait until the check clears before shipping the item to you. Thanks for understanding.

Shipping from United States

I generally ship the same day I receive payment, and for most items I use Fed Ex Ground, but I will ship the fastest way possible for the amount of money you have paid. I often double box and and always thoroughly pack items I am shipping. Whenever possible, I try to reuse packing materials so please be understanding of multiple types of padding (i.e. bubble wrap, foam, news paper, shredded paper, etc.)

On international orders, I will likely use USPS for international shipping. I try very hard to accurately estimate the shipping costs. However, if I have overestimated significantly, I will refund the difference to you.

Refunds

As mentioned above, customer satisfaction is very important to me. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please let me know within one week of receiving the item and I will either refund your purchase, replace the item or remake it (this may take some time due to firing schedules).

ON GLAZE COLORS:
While I make every effort to portray the true color of my work through the photography process, every computer monitor has its own color nuances. The glazes themselves are complex surfaces often with many subtle variations. If the color of the piece is extremely important for you, please contact me for further descriptions. If you have access to a local hardware store with paint color samples such as Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore, we can very accurately compare colors though their free in-store samples.

Additional

I gladly accept custom orders with a 50% deposit required up front. However, variations in glazes are sometimes unpredictable, so like any handmade product no two are exactly alike.

I will sell wholesale on some items, so please contact me via e-mail if you are interested. I rarely work on consignment.

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