Ceramic Raku Fired Tiles with Hares
A ceramic raku fired handmade tile with raised sculpted moongazing or leaping hare and glazed with a rich turquoise crackle glaze.
you can choose one or a pair, when buying a pair we will choose a pair that has been glazed & fired together as much as we possibly can to keep a similar colour & finish but raku is a very unique firing process and this cannot be totally guaranteed.
the back is flat without fixings so you can choose how you want to use it, we have successfully tried the adhesive velcro hook style hanging fixings widely available for attaching to many surfaces but make sure the back of the tile is free from dust and securely stuck before hanging.
Raku is a low firing technique that originates from ancient Japanese tea bowl firing ceremonies, it has evolved over time by studio potters all over the western world with many subtle variations giving a wide range of unusual finishes from unglazed ‘naked’ raku to lustred glazes and vivid colours with matt copper glazes. My raku is fired between 1,000 & 1,150 degrees centigrade and taken from the kiln piece by piece red hot with tongs, they are placed on a bed of sawdust and we wait until we hear the distinctive pinging of the glaze, it starts to craze and then we bury each piece on the sawdust to cool slowly, taking them out of the sawdust is not the end of the process as we have to scrub a layer of carbon off the glaze to reveal the random crazing and lustres found on each animal. This random nature of the raku finish gives each piece a unique look meaning no two pieces are ever alike.