The Beast with the Dragonskin Antlers
"Beast with the Dragon Skin Antlers"
Wood fired porcelain and stoneware
9" long x 4" wide x 10" tall
About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was wood fired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of 100 hours. As the firing goes on, the wood ash settles on the pieces and melts into a ceramic glaze. This beast shows beautiful and subtle markings. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.
Additionally, this beast shows an unusual wood firing effect, often called "dragon skin". The wood ash glaze on its antlers has wrinkled and folded. Some parts will likely develop tiny chips, showing the clay underneath. This surface would doom a mug or piece of functional ware. However, on this piece, it's a perfect match for the unworldly antlers. However, please handle them with care.
About the piece:
While it may not look it, this beast is an aquatic creature. Its roundness perfectly allows it to control its buoyancy underwater. Its horns, so closely resembling coral, allows it to keep a school of friendly fish with it at all times. It will come on land to forage, or to meet new people, but its heart is in the sea.
Your beast will be sent out via FedEx ground by December 7th, 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, assuming the post office cooperates.
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know, 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.