High quality beautiful handmade ceramic Raku sail boat with driftwood masts and hand cut cotton sails, matt varnished for strength and painstakingly attached by hand with thin wound wire. The perfect ornament for any seaside living room mantlepiece! Various colours available. Size: 20cmH x 13cmW x 4cmD (approximation only, each piece varies slightly in size) Raku is a traditional Japanese technique. A rustic if somewhat precarious technique using all of nature’s elements, earth, air, fire and water.The work is fired to a high temperature of almost 1000c in a gas fired kiln. It is then removed whilst still very hot and plunged into sawdust. The pieces catch fire and the carbon from the smoke infiltrates the cracks in the glaze. The pieces are then left to cool and then scrubbed clean with water. The result is a finish that is both unpredictable and beautiful.then polished wooden base to create a rustic finish.
Handmade Raku sailboats