Krause Pear Rattle Raku CP353

Patrick H. Grills, a professor at Furman University, said; “Kate Krause’s work shows great skill, great humor and insight into the creative process. Tereasa Ray, a journalist with Greenville’s Metro Beat says; “Kate Krause’s work is artfully fun.” I want my work to make you smile and connect you with a fond memory. Kate has found raku! These pieces represent her exploration of the technique and it looks like she's having fun. Raku is a multi step process beginning with the creation of the form which is then bisque fired. A glaze is then applied, and fired again. It is removed from the kiln while still hot and placed inside a container of combustible material. The heat of the pottery causes the materials to catch on fire. A lid is placed over the container. The fire consumes the oxygen within the container, the pottery and the glaze. This is what creates the unpredictable patterns and colors. The piece is then removed and placed in water which will "freeze" the pattern. And then you've got to clean it. Whew - that's a lot of work. This is a very decorative accessory for the kitchen counter or in a bowl in the den. Each pear is unique, but they all have an interior "rattle". Average 5" tall and 2.5" deep. I'm not going to put up each pear, so Should you order from the web site - just tell us the color you would prefer in the comment box (please state a first and second choice), otherwise we'll just send a nice pear. Ships for $5 (sorry). We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there, but if you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping.

Model: CP353

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