This listing is for ONE raku seal pendant, ♦♦♦YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE ONE PICTURED♦♦♦ but it will be similar.
These pendants are handmade by me in my studio on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
There are a lot of seals that play in the water near where I live. I often see them when I go down to the shore for a walk. There is a spot where I can get way out onto the rocks and they are very curious and will try and get as close as they can to look at my dog and I. Maybe they wonder what is wrong with the shape of her body! They tend to bob up and down with their heads sticking out of the water and that's why I've chosen to make the pendants in this shape. The pendant is hung on a satin and cord necklace which looks quite elegant. In the last picture you can see the clasp, shown here on the back of one of my owl pendants.
To make the seals I roll out a slab of clay, cut out the shape and then add the markings onto each one by hand. I then push from the back of the piece creating the curved shape. You can see the marks of my fingernails on the back of some of them. Each one is also different because of the raku glaze firing process (see below).
My raku pieces are bisque fired once to make them hard, then glazed by hand and fired again in an outdoor kiln. When the pieces are red hot I pull them out of the kiln with tongs allowing the glazes to crackle while cooling for a very short time in the air or on the ground. I then put them in a metal container filled with newspaper which bursts into flames, blackening all the areas I haven't glazed with smoke and filling in the crackle lines. Every piece is different some have more crackle, some less, but all are unique. See the making of one of my pieces from start to finish by clicking on this link:
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I also have a pinback button badge shop here on Zibbet selling buttons, rings, earrings, magnets and coasters. You can find that shop here: www.zibbet.com/theartfulbadger
If you want to purchase any buttons along with your pottery the shipping for the buttons is FREE!! Just send me a message and I will set up a custom listing for everything you are purchasing.
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