Oval plate gold and light blue

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Oval plate in raku pottery, metallic and changing colors. One of a kind, unique raku dish all handmade in Italy by Bottega Krua.

This is a unique raku pottery plate. Even if I applied the glaze in exactly the same way and followed the same firing schedule, the surface could never be replicated.
I love this plate because I will not be able to replicate it even if I try 1000 times!
The metallic surface it is like a mirror when I move it, it’s simply fantastic!
A dish like this it is a piece of art! It is ideal as a soap dish, home decoration, empty pockets, container. And it is a fantastic idea for a wedding gift!

What’s raku pottery?
The raku pottery is a Japanese technique created to the tea ceremony. It is a bowl handmade ideal as a soap dish, home decoration, empty pockets, container. The raku pottery is very durable because it should be cooked at 1000° and undergoes a thermal shock in the processing but it must be washed by hand and not in the dishwasher.
Craqueleur that is formed during the processing is the decorative feature of this technique and it can never be replicated in an identical manner between one object and another, for this the Raku ceramic is unique and very valuable.

colours: light blue and changing gold metallic
Measurements: approximately 7.88 x 6.3“ (20×16 cm) and 1.97″ (5 cm) in height.
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Element: Handmade Organic Ceramics

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Heather Knight is a ceramics artist from Ashville, NC, United States. For my opinion she don’t creates craft items…she creates pieces of art! Every her vase, plate, tile is perfect, every piece is absolutely esthetically fantastic. Her creations seems pieces of nature, they remember me leafs or tree bark or sea elements. I love this objects because are simply but very elegant.

Heather Knight has a shop on etsy: Element Clay Studio  and a facebook page here.

This is the text of the “about page” of the Heather’s shop:

With my work I hope to bridge modern design and the natural world by paring down the essence of things to repetitive textures and basic form. I love the way a texture can produce the illusion of movement, the way light and shadow play with one another. Keeping the work simple, I strive to make it captivating yet universally understood. Understated and elegant, it should be able to fit in many different contexts.

I work with porcelain, as touch plays a major role in my work. The feel of the clay is something I will never be able to get away from. The texture is buttery smooth, the color a brilliant white and the working properties a constant, but rewarding challenge.

Focusing on a very limited, almost all white color palette enables me to focus more on texture and surface and calls attention to the brilliance of the clay. I am constantly searching for new hints of inspiration on walks through the woods, beach adventures and through macro photography. The natural world holds a wealth of imagery which I filter into my designs.

I am extremely dedicated to all handbuilt production, all of my items are made by hand from start to finish, each urchin bowl is pinched from a ball of clay, each vase is thrown on the wheel, each piece of texture is hand built and individually applied to a slab built form, each mark on my functional bowls is made by my hands. Every piece that leaves my studio is truly a one of a kind work.

After graduating with a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2006, I was a resident at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. While teaching at the Greenville County Museum of Art, I opened Element in 2007 and quickly made the transition to a full-time artist.

Through the media exposure I’ve received through my Etsy shop, I’ve been fortunate to receive attention from galleries and art lovers around the world. Even though my business has had incredible growth over the last five years, the backbone of my craft has remained the same. My work is 100% handmade and I don’t use any means of mass production.

In September 2012, the studio moved to a new location in Asheville’s River Arts District at 362 Depot Street. My husband Mike has joined me in the studio, assisting with administrative duties, shipping, photography, marketing and studio tasks. Mike has a background in visual arts; holding a BA in Art, and a 16-year career in marketing and graphic design. He is a great addition to the studio and helps make sure that all the details are taken care of.

 

Raku japanese bowl

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Raku pottery bowl unique and elegant. White outside and dark red inside. It is one of a kind made by Bottega Krua. This ceramic bowl is zen style

Ceramic bowl in semi-refractory clay hand decorated with the Raku technique. It is a bowl in a type of clay very shock resistant. It is great for everyday use. Ideal for its size and shape as soap dish, ashtrays,candy bowl, and so on.

It’s a unique and unrepeatable piece. I produced personally by myself, where I live, Bassano del Grappa, a town famous for its pottery tradition in craftsmanship. It is a bowl very elegant and stylish, ideal for a modern home, but also more traditional.

The raku pottery originated in Japan in the sixteenth century,it is known for its uniqueness and preciousness.


Chinese chopsticks in the picture are only for photo set design, they do not mean that the bowl is food safe.
You can buy it here.