Kokopelli Raku Pottery Medallion

  • This Kokopelli Raku Medallion is the perfect gift for the Kokopelli lover in your life.  Kokopelli is a mythological figure that represents fertility, agriculture, music, and dance.  He is a trickster God in many stories giving him a playful, whimsical personality. 

Kokopelli Raku Pottery Medallion

$6.00

medallion kokopelli backRaku Medallions are handmade in assorted Turquoise crackle, copper matte & copper gloss. Each one is crafted by hand.  The reverse side of each medallion in engraved with an inspirational phrase. 1.5″ diameter.

 

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Kokopelli Raku Medallion

This Kokopelli Raku Medallion is the perfect gift for the Kokopelli lover in your life.  Kokopelli is a mythological figure that represents fertility, agriculture, music, and dance.  He is a trickster God in many stories giving him a playful, whimsical personality.  On the back is inscribed “I am bountiful.”

Raku Process

Each piece is fired in an outdoor kiln to 2000 degrees F. It is then pulled from the red hot oven and plunged into a sand pit with wood shavings. The red hot vessel causes the shavings to ignite.  After the flames reach their maximum height, I cover the inferno with a metal drum.  The unique manner in which the fire burns each time creates the unique splashing of colors from the copper glaze on the Raku art piece. The intense change in temperature from the red hot kiln to the outdoor atmosphere shocks the glaze, causing cracks.  The smoke penetrates any unpainted parts of the ceramic art, turning it black.  The black lines in the crackle are from the smoke penetrating the fissures in the transparent glaze.

 

No two pieces are alike

Ceramic art made by hand will have minor variations in size and shape.  Due to the varying conditions of the Raku process, each piece is unique.  No piece will look exactly like the picture from the catalog or website.  The colors in copper matte vary and may include: copper, blue, silver, gold, magenta, green and brown.  Despite efforts to create the most beautiful Raku finishes possible, occasionally some items will arrive with minor imperfections such as small scars, specks, cracks or pin holes in the glaze.  These imperfections are unavoidable in the Raku process and add to the character and uniqueness of the Raku art piece.  Copper in the matte Raku glaze may react over time in the atmosphere and could slowly turn green. To best preserve the finish, Raku pieces with copper based glazes should be kept in a dry environment and out of direct sunlight.

Raku Medallions are handmade in assorted Turquoise crackle, copper matte & copper gloss. Each one is crafted by hand.  The reverse side of each medallion in engraved with an inspirational phrase. 1.5″ diameter.

If you like this Kokopelli raku medallion you may also enjoy the Raku Kokopelli Wall Art  or this Raku Medallion Pony.

 

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