The heart is created by a press mould technique and then finished by hands to give nice and smooth touch.
Three layers of terra sigillata are applied to the heart for a shiny look.
Each heart is bisque fired and Saggar Fired in the Raku kiln.
There is no glaze at all on this piece and all the colours are coming out from organic materials like salt, sugar and leaves.
• Lenght 12cm
• Width 12cm
• Height 6cm
Each heart has two holes so you can use a nylon thread to place it wherever you like.
As you know Raku firing creates all the time unique and unrepeatable pieces.
I take care of all the processes involved: from the design, to the choice of the best clay, from glaze's recipes to the extraction of the pieces from the Raku kiln.
I leave my mark on all my pieces for you to recognise my “design”.
My Raku firing arts have unique features:
1. A characteristic smell of smoke created by the firing process
2. A tactile sensation thanks to the smoothness of the surfaces
3. A colour contrast which represents my personal style
4. A different pattern on each side of my piece of art that makes it peculiar
It is something nice to have for yourself or a special gift for a good friends.
Each art is made by me, Denis Di Luca in my studio in Urbino, in the heart of the Marche region, Italy.
All the pieces are marked with my Di Luca Ceramics stamp.
The Raku pieces are not frost proof so they are not suitable for outdoors.
It is recommended to gently wipe the surface with a cloth to remove dust.
If you would like to polish my pieces I recommend you to use a liquid wax to guarantee a shiny result and prevent yellow spot due to humidity.
Raku art are low fired so extremely fragile. Additionally, they are not watertight, therefore, not suitable for any kind of food.
All the pieces you purchase are made at Di Luca Ceramics studio based in Urbino, Italy.
All the photos relate to the specific piece you are intended to buy. No standard pictures are used on my website.