I wish you all a happy Earth Day 2022!
But is the Earth happy?
Last night at the Alchemist’s studio
We ushered in Earth Day with a late night raku firing. And yes, I literally did set the world on fire! You can see for yourself, in the short video below:
I had been thinking of doing a series of globes since last year.
And as another Earth Day approached I could not resist using the technique of raku, as a metaphor for the current state of the Earth.
For this particular piece
I imagined the world without our polar ice caps, because we are slowly losing them, or not so slowly as of late.
Now for a completely different take on this piece of raku pottery, watch out for the Chairman Meow‘s take on what he likes to call ‘Take Over the Earth Day’.