Our raku pottery vase today, ‘Hephaestus’ Forge’ tells the tale of a master craftsgod, known for his skill and cunning, a most ‘ungodly’ appearance, a war thwarted by an arranged marriage, an unfaithful wife, and an inspired girdle!
A few people have asked me about the raku process that is used to fire my pottery and vases. I have decided to show you and write about how I create raku pottery.
The firing is complete and the healing vase is here! We have included a video of the entire project. Please join us for the unveiling of ‘The Healing Vase’.
Snickers really satisfies and so does the winner of October’s “Name That Vase!” Find out who won here!
My concept for this piece is to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for your grief and pain, for mine, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively. The end result – transforming pain and grief into an object of beauty.
Currently, as many of you know we have two big projects going on here at the studio – our book project, and our ‘A Healing Vase’ initiative. I wanted to update everyone about them!
What happens when Gods war? Our next vase ‘The Pillar of Atlas’ is named after a legendary rebel who chose the wrong side in a war among Gods, an unusually cruel punishment, and a final look that would stop anyone in their tracks.