Woodfired 9k Gold Mini Vase

$28.00

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Description

This is a one of a kind mini vase that has been fired using age old traditional firing techniques that go back centuries.

Wood fired ceramics are placed in a hand built brick kiln with a fireplace of sorts at one end. The door where you place them inside is sealed up, and then you begin the firing. Often loading the kiln takes a whole day due to many little processes that need to be done in order to ensure a successful firing.

The next day usually calls for an early start as you work in shifts to stoke the fire hotter and hotter until it reaches over 1300°C. This usually takes around 10-12 hours.

When the kiln cools down two days later you are able the break the seal on the door and start the process of unloading and seeing how kind the kiln gods were to you, before cleaning and grinding your pieces.

These vases are one of a kind and the iron rich body of the clay has delightful flashes of warmth.

This vase has gone through a third firing process, by which a few wee handpainted spots become 9k gold. This piece is therefore not dishwasher or microwave safe.

 

Measuring approximately 10.5cms high and 6cms in diameter

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