Cobalt Blue Lotus Raku-fired Incense Burner - 4 1/2"Hand-made and Signed by the Artist!
This jewel-like cobalt blue lotus incense burner is as beautiful as it is functional. Each piece is hand made and Raku fired by artist Diane De Baun. Diane has been producing fine ceramics since the 80's. Each piece that we offer in the fine collection is signed by Diane.
About the Artist and her work:
The products in this fine collection have all been created by artist Diane De Baun. She has been working with clay since the early 80?s. Each piece is hand-built either by the technique of coil, or slab. In addition each piece is raku fired. They are all individually made and fired so that each creation is unique. The artist signs each piece. Most of the designs are original and made into stamps. Some are wooden stamps made by Buddhists, and some are commercially produced stamps.
The firing technique that Diane uses is known as "Raku" which originated in Japan in the 16th century. Raku as known today is a quick 1 to 3 hour low-fire firing. After the quick firing it is taken out of the kiln red-hot with tongs and put into a container with combustible materials and then covered.
For her color pallet, Diane uses copper carbonate, cobalt, silver nitrate, and a variety of mason stains.