A delicate piece with a mind of its own; beautiful patterns emerge from the glaze and the fire, making each piece absolutely unique.
Butterfly is one of the Utopia staples, archaic in shape and very functional when unstacked, this piece comes apart into a round wooden bowl, an open glass vase and a decent size ceramic bowl.
Dimensions: H. 24cm dia. 20cm
Click here for a glimpse at the making of the Raku Ceramic
Handmade in Europe, by individual craftsmen: handblown glass (Czech Republic), raku ceramic (Germany), hand turned wood (Finland). The materials then come to our warehouse in North Germany where they are fitted and assembled.
Craft Challenge: Raku is a smoke fired glaze, achieving a beautiful crackle effect on a smoked ceramic base. It is a delicate material with a mind of its own: beautiful patterns emerge from the glaze and the fire, making each piece absolutely unique.
Creating such a large Raku bowl is a challenge, due to the shock the bowl experiences from the hot kiln to the ground where it’s left to cool until the craqueling appears, before being immersed in the oak wood chips to smoke. The hazardous hens running between the kiln and barrels also have to be taken into consideration during the making…!
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