Sealife Raku Bowl

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Sealife Raku Bowl

49.99

Gorgeous raku pottery bowl inspired by Newfoundland and Labrador's plentiful sealife. Measures approximately 7 inches in diameter. Made in Newfoundland.

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Artist Biography
Mike Gillan and Erin McArthur have been blending their expertise in pottery styles for several years. Inspired by the rich cultural life and ruggest coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador, they practice their craft with pride on the North Atlantic coast. Based in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Raku Pottery
Raku pottery is a traditional Japanese pottery practice rooted in the tea ceremony culture. It involves hand-shaped, pourous vessels which are removed from the kiln while still glowing hot. It is moved from the kiln into a bucket lined with sawdust and leaves and covered to smother the flames and let the smoke and lack of air create the unusual finish. The process is called post fire reduction. After a short while, the piece is plunged into water, halting the reduction and holding whatever patterns have developed in the smoke and fire. When the piece is cool enough to handle, it is cleaned in warm soapy water, revealing beautiful and often surprising copper, aqua and white crackled surfaces.