Raku Urn - Eye of Horus
Approx 25cm tall
Approx 20cm wide
Approx 3.2 litre capacity
The eye of Horus is always a left eye where as the eye of Ra is the right eye. Horus is a falcon headed ancient Egyptian God representing universal harmony in the afterlife. Horus is also the god of the sky and celestial spaces. Today, the eye of Horus is often worn as jewelry for its powers of protection.
This urn is large enough for ash most adults, men and women.
Western Raku is a very fast process inspired by a traditional Japanese technique. It involves heating the pot very quickly to 1000 degrees Celsius until it is glowing red then pulling it from the flames and placing it in a metal vessel (I use a rubbish bin) with shredded paper and sawdust which then burst into flame. With the new fire fully alight the lid is then put on. Black smoke is produced which colours the clay and the oxygen deprived atmosphere causes the glazes to change producing unpredictable and sometimes incredibly beautiful results.