Terri Axness Raku Loon
Terri Axness creates whimsical ceramics in her Haines Oregon studio. This Raku Loon has character and exquisit detail to glaze and hand painted feathers. 7" tall x 9" from beak tip to tail feathers!
"Raku is a form of glaze firing developed in Japan 400 years ago. The Raku Bird is removed from the kiln when the glaze is molten and glowing red hot. It is then places into a sealed bin of sawdust or other combustible material. This starves the glaze of oxygen during cooling, creating metalic effects in the glaze affecting its color. The rapid cooling cracks and crazes the glaze creating a maze of lines."