Medium blue 'brushstroke' raku oval bowl
A medium-sized raku fired bowl by Sarah Horlock. Thrown and then altered to an oval shape and a prounouned turned foot ring . Hand decorated with a dramatic blue glaze with free-flowing brushwork, with flashes of metallic copper lustre around the base, The beautiful crackled glazes characteristic of rakuware are not watertight, but are perfect as a statement piece in the home. Fired to around 1000c then taken out of the kiln, causing the glazes to crack due to thermal shock. The pots are then placed into a smoking chamber fillled with sawdust or shredded paper, which ignites and smokes and stains the bare clay and crackled glaze a beautiful smoky black. The stained clay surface and base has been sealed with beeswax.
Avoid displaying in strong sunlight for long periods to protect the lustre and smoked surface.
Approximately 8cm high by 19cm wide.