Ceramic clay and leather come together to form these one of a kind necklaces.
Brief history of Raku:
Western raku firing technique differs from the Japanese method when removing pieces from the kiln. Japanese raku is allowed to cool in the open air, western raku uses a reduction chamber to reduce oxidation. The most common technique is to place a pot directly from the kiln into an aluminum garbage can filled with a combustible material like newspaper, hay, cardboard, or wood chips. The resulting flames and smoke can create a wide variety of colors, patterns, and finishes that are largely unpredictable.(Carolyn Horne)
Afro-Raku was coined by Yvonne Tucker and her husband. The work of this amazing couple tells a story that pieces together many different cultures, traditions and art techniques.