Raku ceramic centerpiece with spyral
Raku ceramic centerpiece with two-tone spiral decoration, irregular edge
The raku ceramic centerpiece with modern design was moulded by hand and enriched with a handmade, iridescent white and blue spiral decoration. The finishing, made using the raku technique, an ancient Japanese method, makes the centerpiece a unique and exclusive design object.
Short story of “raku” technique
The raku technique was invented in Japan by an artisan named Chojiro. The main difference between majolica (traditional ceramic) and raku is that for the first one the object slowly cools down, while for the second one the object is extracted by the oven still incandescent. Therefore, the oxygen reduction and the thermic shock allow to obtain, sometimes, unpredictable and unique chromatic effects with particular shades. For further informations about the “Raku” technique, you can visit our Production page at the section Special cookings and manufacturings.
Spiral decoration meaning
In fine arts, the “spiral” motif for decorations, i.e. lines rolling up on themselves, has been used as a decorative element since the most ancient cultures. The spiral, painted or embossed, has been appearing as a decorative element since the cave paintings in the Ancient Egypt, then became a typical decoration of architectural classical art. There are different interpretations of the meaning of the spiral decoration, all based on different cultures, representations and certainties. In fine arts the “spyral” meaning is usually related to the artist conceptual idea: emanation, extension, development, cyclic continuity and creation, all explained by the line starting from an exact point.
The raku ceramic centerpiece is a unique piece and it is not reproducible. When purchasing any of our artisanal product, a Guarantee certificate will be attached to every artistic artifact in order to guarantee their unicity and craftsmanship.
Sizes: diameter 30 cm x height 8 cm.
Weight: 1 kg 440 g.
Product code: 67MIT