Swallow Tail Raku

Artist / Maker: Fiona Mazza


Raku decorated vase based on the shapes of butterflies wings.

Raku is the ancient Japanese art of creating a reduction firing using combustable materials such as sawdust and paper. The combustion reacts with the unglazed clay to create a carbonised black and will alter any glazes that have been applied.

Raku vessels are for decorative purposes only and can’t be used for fresh flower arrangements.

“Recently experiments into electric kiln fired work, has produced a new body of work on the environmental impact on the monarch butterfly, recreating clusters of this beautiful insect by stacking ceramic wings. I enjoy the challenge of designing and making individual pieces, using many techniques, this allows me to explore clay in many areas. “

Dimensions12 × 14 cm