Whimsical Dodo Bird Raku Pottery Sculpture – Ad
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A glance from this little guy will make you want to shake your tail feather! The Dodo Bird, a flightless bird once native to a single island in the Indian Ocean, was known for its peculiar features and fearless curiosity. Standing upright with a hearty smile and expressive eyes, the whimsical dodo is crafted of clay with eye-catching white crackle and copper-like raku glazes. Measures 11″ tall (13″ with feathers); Handmade and raku-fired in Florida.
As each is a handmade creation, the feather arrangement and raku finish will vary slightly. What is Raku? … The art of modern raku pottery techniques arose from centuries-old Japanese methods of exposing ceramic clay to rapid low-fire temperature changes. Once the shaping and glazing of the bird sculpture is complete, it is fired to over 1800-degrees. While molten hot, it is placed in an airtight container with carbon-rich organic matter that bursts into a smoky smoldering atmosphere. This intense, immediate reaction creates the one-of-a-kind variation, resulting in radiant shades of burnt orange, copper, blue, and maroon. Raku is prized for its wonderful unpredictable patterns and colors created by oxidation when fired.
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Welcome to Modern Artisans – your marketplace for gallery-quality items handcrafted by skilled artists and craftsmen. Founded in 2003, we offer an alternative to the mass-produced products found in most malls, gift stores, and catalog sites. Here, you will find high quality, yet affordable, fine craft works and functional art shaped by the minds and hands of contemporary American and Canadian artisans.
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