'Strands' Lidded Raku Vessel by David Schembri
This elegant sculptural vessel is hand made by David Schembri and raku-fired, an ancient technique that produces a distinctive finish.
Raku pottery is fired outdoors in a propane fired gas kiln. The pottery going into the kiln is pre-coated with glazes containing copper and other metallic ingredients. After heating to a temperature of 1900 degrees F, the kiln is opened. The red-hot pots are removed an placed in metal contains lined with combustibles such as newspaper and wood shavings. Other organic materials are used to create the distinctive dark lines.
Note: Raku fired pottery is for decorative use only and is not food safe or impermeable to water.