This listing is for one horse sculpture.
The horse is number 847 in the horse series.
- 7.5"h x 8”l.
This horse is handmade completely from clay. It was fired in a raku kiln and while the piece was red hot, it was removed from the kiln and placed in a can with combustible material where it caught on fire. A lid was placed on the can which changed the atmosphere around the horse to create the color changes in the glaze. The body of the horse was glazed in a white crackle raku glaze with the mane and tail a teal copper glaze. There are silver elements from the firing along with the white crackle patterns.
Once cool, the horse was removed from the can and cleaned to show the colors of the horse. There is a wire in the head and tail, but the horse is hollow. This horse is free-standing. Nails were used as legs for the horse and worked into the body of the clay. Each one is handmade so there are never two alike.
As expected with a Raku firing, the thermal shock coming out of the kiln is extreme. This can produce small crackles on the surface which mirror the fragile strength of the horse. These are not flaws, but add to the beauty of the piece.