A signed and number Raku vessel by Ken and Lyn Mikell. 5” tall by 3 ½” in diameter. Raku is an ancient Korean ceramic technique popular in the Imperial courts of Japan for ceremonial tea ware. The word means “pleasure”. Brought to England in the 1950s, it soon traveled to the US where it continued to evolve.
The Mikells’ Raku style is a variation in which the glaze is designed to separate from the clay after a second firing. The designs are etched through the glaze to the ceramic surface. Each vessel is fired individually, then taken from the kiln while still red hot and plunged into a bed of mesquite wood shavings.
The crackle and smoke marks that result are singular to each vessel, and enhance the designs. The images are hand painted. Each piece is unique. Like all fine art, it should be protected from direct sunlight.
Like all Rakku, it is low fire ceramic and is porous. If you wish to display cut flowers, it is suggested that you insert a plastic or glass container to hold the water.
The Mikells works are exhibited at the Sedona Arts Center.
Donated by Ken and Lyn Mikell. https://sedonaartscenter.org/product/pueblo-feathers/ http://harpytrails.com/id4.html
Value: $95. Shipping price: $40. Starting bid: $50.
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