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Beautiful ceramic Raku sail boat. Each piece is handmade with wooden masts. The cotton sails are matt varnished for strength and painstakingly attached by hand and secured with thin wound wire.Each boat is attached to a sanded and matt varnished wooden base and each piece features a map on all four sides of Cornwall depicting a different area as follows:Turquoise sail boat = Falmouth, St Mawes, Penryn.Green sail boat = Cambourne, Redruth, St IvesRed sail boat = Lands end, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Porthleven.The perfect ornament for any Cornish seaside living room mantlepieceSize: 15cmH x 7cmW x 4.5cmD Approx. (size includes base)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.

Raku sailboat on wooden base - Cornwall inspired

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