I retired from Raku firing in 2016. Raku is a firing process of ceramics. Below are photos of inventory I will be selling until all sold. I do not ship these pieces as they are very fragile and many are very large. This is just a sample of my Raku work that I created last year and a limited number are at my studio at one time. If interested in my Raku tiles or handmade slab boxes, please drop a note for photos I have of items at the studio.
The large Raku tiles take 2 months from start to finish to produce. Mounted on a 1 inch thick light-weight hollow board -- they sit 1 inch off the wall. Surprisingly these are lighter than they appear -- weighing only 15-17 lbs. each. Separate carved tiles are mounted individually and grouted in-between; a beautiful alternative to a painting. Just use two 30 lb. hanging hooks to mount on drywall or plaster -- to play it safe -- for they are fragile.
The Raku boxes take 6 weeks to complete. All are slab and coil constructed, not thrown on the wheel -- and many match the tiles. All are one-of-a-kind and unique. To learn more about the process of firing ceramics by Raku, please Google "Raku" -- a very exotic firing process invented in Japan in the 1600s with open flames and wood chips, leaves, newspaper, pine needles. An unusual effect you can only achieve in Raku as you can see by the photos below. Prices for the tiles start at $2200. Prices for the smallest box -- $200 and up.
Garden of St. Michael -
48 inches long x 15 inches wide
Meiji Shrine Box - 4 inches wide x 7 inches tall
Dogwoods in Bloom -
52 inches long x 17 inches wide
Barrattiel's Presence - 30 inches long x 18 inches wide
Kabuki Box - 9 inches long x 11 inches tall
To Dance Under the Moon - 50 inches long x 14 inches wide