A small (but very lovely) raku fired pot on tripod feet.
It has a poem embedded into it, which is not easily readable, but spells out these words;
Did we listen to the deep rumblings
In the ground beneath our clay feet?
The pot is 10cm high and 9cm in circumference.
Raku (meaning ‘easy’!) is a process by which a pot is heated quickly to around 1000 degrees using a gas burner, then it is placed in a reduction bin (a sealed metal bin containing combustable material.) By controlling the amount of oxygen reaching the glazes, the potter can produce a range of different colours (although much of this is also down to chance!)
‘Seatree elemental’ refers to a range of ceramics using rough clays and alternative firing techniques, such as pit firing or raku firing. All pieces are hand built and unique. Although they utilise original poetry – just like other seatree work – you may have to work harder to read it, as we are happy to let the words be absorbed into the piece itself. The poems chosen for seatree elemental are often more challenging in nature, as this work has emerged as a way for us to explore our relationship to all that is broken and all that is beautiful in this world shadowed by climate injustice. Just like our other work, you will see a colour spectrum inspired by the wild western fringe of Scotland.