Raku Pottery Expressions

My raku pottery often receives extra individual expression via my own sculpted additions. In this case, two dragonflies were originally sculpted from clay by myself then made into a press mold for multiple applications (stay tuned for what a ‘press mold’ looks like!). I enjoy so many art expressions and sculpture is one of them!

A press mold allows me to take moist clay, press it into the concave areas, trim it up and apply it to a still damp vessel so that it ‘becomes one with the vessel’. Soon, I’ll be adding to my blog pics of the press mold technique!

Raku Urn with Dragonflies

Raku Urn with Dragonflies

2 thoughts on “Raku Pottery Expressions

  1. Linda Anderson

    I was looking at different urns online for my daughter’s ashes. She passed away last year, and I have been searching for just the right urn for her personality. Dragonflies were very special for her. That one you made is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. charl7 Post author

      You’re welcome Linda and I’m so very sorry to hear you lost your daughter. Sadly, we have that in common… as I lost my daughter about 2 1/2 years ago to Breast Cancer. It’s a difficult path to walk as I’m sure you know. I’m including a link to the urns I have for sale at this time. I make custom urns as well, in fact I’m in the process of making one for a customer right now….I mention it because she also loved dragonflies and they are to be included on the piece I’m making. If I can be of any help to you, just let me know. Best wishes to you and yours and, again, I’m so sorry for your loss.
      Lynne Anderson, Raku Artist


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