Glowing Barnacle Cluster
"Barnacle Cluster”, 2019
Wood fired porcelains and stoneware, wooden plaque, LEDs and batteries.
5" wide x 4" deep x 7" tall.
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 2200 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The ash collected on the sculptures, gently melting into a ceramic glaze. The beasts are made of a dark stoneware, with pure porcelain teeth. Some barnacles were made of an extra pure porcelain that can be translucent.
All the colors come the choice and blending of clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
About the piece:
These lovely wall hanging barnacles are lit internally with tiny LEDs, powered by two cr2032 batteries. The switch is on the back, along with access to the batteries.
While the glowing of certain barnacles have long been observed in nature, there's never been any scientific consensus about the biological reason behind it. Perhaps it attracts food to the symbiotic beasts who live in the empty barnacles. Perhaps its for romance. Perhaps we'll never know.
Your beast will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail on May 15th, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping or multiple purchases, I'll refund the extra.
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