Two ceramic beads raku shaped drops, created by me. They are decorated with a shiny glaze, finely crackled on the bottom and part rustic matte black smoked sumperieure for a nice contrast. The enamel is punctuated with small black spots in places. This duo will provide a rustic and poetic style to your jewelry or any other creation.
☼ Raku means "Happyness in random" ☼ it's the name of this ceramic technique of enameling and smoking after firing, invented in 16th century Japan. .. .here random reveals black cracks and other holes.
-20 mm x 10 mm -diameter 2 mm hole -Weight: about 3 grams per bead.
Check out the specifics of RAKU, making each unique piece created:
1 put I shape my items through with the white grog clay (stoneware) 2 items dry 3 I cooked at high temperature in a suitable kiln in my workshop 4 terracotta is ready to be glazed 5 covers the object with a transparent glaze (frit) 6 item goes into a (flame projected on the inside) gas kiln for firing glazes. 7 A out of the oven I seized the object using pliers and I quickly locks it in a bowl of metal with wood chips (or straw paper) that ignite: is smoking. During the smoking unglazed black. 8 object came out shortly after and is cleaned: black cracks called "lézardes" through the glaze.
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