Raku Bird with Red Beak

by Greg Kawczynski
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$140.00

This cheerful bird with a yellow belly, iridescent body, and bright red beak is sure to make you smile!

Raku is a low-firing process that involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into closed containers with combustible materials. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colours in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces a deliberate crackling effect.

Ceramic, glaze
11 x 11 x 9 cm

Originally from Lodz, Poland, Greg Kawczynski now lives and works in North Vancouver, BC. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. Greg works in clay, and his preferred technique is a slab building. The inspiration for his birds, 'paleo' monsters and other animals comes from nature and from imagination.

Greg was involved in the creation of several national monuments in Poland, including the Jedrusie Monument, and the September Soldiers Monument. Greg also taught at the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow before moving to Canada in 1988. At the moment, he is predominantly involved in creating artistic ceramics, raku and cone 6 being his favorite genre. He also draws and paints using a broad range of techniques.