Raku Vase

by Shu-Chen Cheng
$80.00

This raku vase has splashes of vibrant, iridescent colour. Perfect on its own or as host to a dried bouquet, this piece adds elegance to any home!

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 colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces a deliberate crackling effect.

Ceramic, glaze
11 cm diameter, 18 cm height
These vessels are not suitable for food or liquids.

Shu-Chen is a full time ceramic artist, originally from Taiwan. Her award-winning raku vessels have been exhibited in galleries and juried shows, including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Her work is in collections in Canada and abroad. Her timeless ceramic work is also in the permanent collection of Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Potter’s Guild and Waterloo Potter’s Workshop. In 2008, her Raku work was purchased by Hamilton Airport and is on display at the International Arrival Hall.

“Working with clay has brought me much joy in life. What I value most is the challenge of self-realization through the creative process. While others may write a daily journal, my diary is written with clay. Each one of us has our own contribution on Earth, for an artist, it is my intention to pursue excellence through my art.”