The vase is created by a press mould technique and then finished on the wheel to give nice and smooth touch.
Three layers of terra sigillata are applied to the vase for a shiny look.
Each vase is bisque fired and Raku fired in the Raku kiln.
A Raku medium-size-crackle transparent glaze is applied inside the vase.
A watertight cylinder is created to insert inside the vase, so the Raku vase become also functional.
The surface outside is not glazed so you will have really nice feeling.
Horsehair are laid upon glowing hot pots straight from the kiln, they sear onto the pot's surface and will leave localized carbon markings.
The contrast between glazed and shine inside and unglazed and matt outside give to this vase a strong character.
• Diameter 25 cm
• Height 23 cm
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.