‘Joy’ Dove Hang Up
L 7.7 cm
Collect from gallery £12
Including UK delivery £18
Shapes available – stars, roundels, doves, hearts, all on a matching ribbon
One in a new collection of British made Raku fired hangers that are carefully painted and include text. Each one is made individually by hand using ancient techniques dating back to Roman times. The hangers are created by carving into the clay whilst it is still damp and then using coloured slip to bring images and words to life making each one unique.
Four different coloured clays are then applied to fill in the carved areas. Once dry the shape is scraped back to reveal the image and quote.
It is dried and then glazed and fired raw over a very long firing. While it is still warm it is taken from the kiln and a stain is washed over the top to define the crackle glaze.
Each process takes time, care and a lot of love, as it is very fragile until its finished state.