No two of these Maltese Cross raku ceramic pendants are the same and will create unique, one-of-a-kind accessory.
The word “raku” means “happiness in the accident.” Other interpretations say it is derived from the Kanji character meaning “enjoyment” or “ease”. The the art is based on a particular process: the fast removal of the piece from the furnace and covering it with flammable materials like natural wood sawdust to inhibit the absorption of oxygen to the molten enamel, which produces the characteristic cracking effect from the thermal shock. The colors render with a more metallic appearance . The process of Raku firing differs from other firing methods because the pieces are removed from the kiln at their maximum temperature. Raku glaze is then applied by either spraying, brushing or sponging which also produces cracking and may result in a spider webbing effect.
Measures approximately 1 1/2"
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 13 March, 2017.