The body of this raku urn has very colorful metallic glaze on one side and the other side is darker, less colorful. The lid has a crackled matte blue glaze. Together, they create an interesting contrast. This urn is inspired by the King Chess piece. It is perfect as a decorative piece for your home, as a good place to store keepsakes, small jewelry, or as a pet urn for the ashes of your beloved pet.
The dimension of the jar is 7 inches tall (with lid) by 4 inches wide. It has a capacity of a little over 2 Cups or up to 30 cubic inches. (If it is used as a pet urn, it is suitable for a small pet of less than 30 lbs before cremation.)
Raku pieces are decorative only and not to be used for food nor for holding liquids. Raku is a firing technique and a type of ceramic ware originating in sixteenth century Japan. Raku means "enjoyment", "comfort" or "ease" and is derived from Jurakudai, the name of a palace, in Kyoto. Modern day western Raku technique involves firing the glazed piece in a Raku kiln to about 1800 degrees. It is removed from the kiln while molten hot and placed immediately in a metal container with combustible material (saw dust, paper, leaves, etc) that catches fire and then the container is closed. Closing the container starves the air of oxygen from the glazes and the clay. The resulting oxygen starved atmosphere creates a wide variety of effects on the clay and draws out the lovely colors in a copper glaze. It is Raku’s unpredictable results and intense color that makes each piece unique.
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