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Bob Green: Blue Crackle Vase
Bob Green: Blue Crackle Vase

Bob Green: Blue Crackle Vase

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$150.00
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$150.00
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This raku is fired in a small gas kiln to about 1900 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the proper temperature is reached the kiln is opened and the glowing glazed pots are carefully pulled from the kiln using metal tongs. The hot pots are placed in a nest of hard wood chips; upon contact the heat of the pot ignites the wood and the pots begin to cool in the smoky fire. The pots eventually are completely covered with wood chips and the mounds of wood covered pots smolder. Occasionally the mounds are uncovered exposing the still very hot pot to the cool air and then they are recovered with dry wood chips; by doing this a crackle pattern forms in the glaze surface, this pattern becomes very black from the carbon of the burning wood. The crackle pattern is only on the glaze surface and does not damage the pot. Blue is a product of copper in the glaze, which was heated in damp, smoldering wood. This pot is about 7" tall and about 6" wide.