TMWFTE Raku Sculpture
This Face Sculpture is inspired by David Bowie 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'.
Artist - Maria Primolan @mariaprimolansculptor
The sculpture is made of Raku Ceramic Clay and has undergone the Raku process, so it is very resistant and strong. All Sculptures are made and shipped from Italy or London.
If sold we can custom make another so just get in contact with us!
Dimensions without base/metal bar - H 27 x W 18 x D 13,5 cm
There is a wooden pedestal with metal bar/or/wood to lean on a table. The Raku pieces have a wooden base and bar treated with rust effect color.
Each Sculpture has a wooden box, bubble wrap/polystyrene and is carefully packed to send Worldwide by courier.
The Sculpture includes a certificate signed by the artist. Some sculptures have a certificate signed from Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Export Office.
The Sculpture remains white after the first fire and is colored after the second fire.
During the Raku process some small cracks or little black points appear on the sculpture, this adds beauty and character and with this technique it makes every piece unique. The Raku process creates very strong sculptures with the differing high fire temperatures used when creating this piece.
After first fire color is added the eyes and the lips using ceramic color, then added to the sculpture is the “glaze”. Then the hair is colored with oxide colors, copper, iron and i put in the second kiln. Until it hits 970 degrees. Then we can open the kiln and put the sculpture on “bed of leaves, wooden dust..” and cover for 2-3 minutes, here the chemical reaction occurs, then the sculpture is unveiled and we discover the final product, and finally it is polished.
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