Raku singing spirit pins

Raku pottery is fired at low temperatures, resulting in a porous body. A raku object is taken from the kiln while still glowing hot. Raku pottery originates from 16th century Japan, but fairly recently new techniques have been introduced, such as the use of a reduction chamber, to enable the use of gas fired kilns, as opposed to the traditional wood fired kilns.

These raku spirit masks are 1" - 2" in height. Each pin represents a unique character and should have a personal meaning to the person who is receiving the pin. The minature masks are singing masks and are individually hand made. Available as a tie tack and Bolo for men and a pendant for women. Mask pins in precious metals will be available in the near future. Pins are always available at Art and Indian Art Markets I attend.

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