Wood fired porcelain and stoneware
4.5” long x 3.5” wide x 3.5”
About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was woodfired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2100 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The firing that this beast is from was a difficult one, where we chose to fire the kiln for most of an extra day - a decision that paid off in the end. The flame hit the back of this beast, leaving quite a bit of blue ash on her back, and showing the bright red of the clay on her belly. The ball is of a different porcelain, which turned pearly pink. There's a tiny crack in her armpit - a testimony to the pressures and changes the occur in the clay over the course of 130 hours of fire. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
About the piece:
It's always truly wonderful to have a ball.
Your beast will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail on December 16th or 17th, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping or multiple purchases, I'll refund the extra. Shipments to within the continental United States should arrive before December 25th.
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know before the 16th and I can make it happen.
Interested in paying in Installments? Shoot me an email, and we can make it happen. However, I can't reserve a piece during a shop launch! If your favorite piece is still available 2 hours after the launch, then we can set something up.