Wild Style Raku Ceramic Buddha in Lotus Position with Gorgeous Glaze for Meditation, Yoga, Shrine and Sacred Space
Description: This lovely buddha is one of the top pieces that came out of my first firing in the new kiln. I’m not even sure which glazes were applied, and hence the wild style approach of the piece, completely un-repeatable. The buddhas features are gently inferred, sitting in the lotus meditation position, with his eyes closed. Looking very peaceful and serene. Beautiful crackling and some scarring.
Raku is an ancient Japanese Ceramic glazing technique closely associated with the Tea Ceremony. For many hundreds of years, the most revered Tea Ceremony teacups were fired in the Raku Tradition, through a long lineage within the Raku family. in which the objects are glazed, fired and smoked. The word Raku itself, in the Japanese language means, Joy or Effortlessness, this refers to the Maker and his ability to be in the Moment during the time of Creation.
Bisqued wares are glazed and then fired rapidly to 1000 degrees C. The kiln is opened, the wares are red hot ( as in lava red hot) and they are placed quickly in airtight barrels with paper and woodchips. Herein is where the magic happens, during this Reduction process. After 5 to 15 minutes the wares are plunged carefully into water often leading to crazing and crackling. Most of the results are unpredictable, hence the beauty of the process. the Creator must essentially let go of control over the results.
He would be a beautiful addition or centrepiece to a Shrine, a Meditation area or room, a Yoga area or any area categorised as Sacred space.
Height: 7 cm depth: 7 cm (2.5”) width: 6.5 cm Weight: 166 g
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