The cracks and tears on the surface of this metallic blue raku vase give it a brutalist feel. Pieces on the surface look like patches, as if, in the process of construction, holes had been torn and needed to be repaired. I often lean towards more classic shapes and beautiful curves. I am therefore intrigued by this process of creating a slab to produce a vase that appears to have been pieced together from torn and discarded parts.
Please look carefully at the close up photos and you will see many shades of blue as well as hints of copper and even green. This color differentiation is not a result of multiple glazes. It is actually a record of the flames that surrounded the vase during the raku firing. Heat, flames, and presence or absence of oxygen react with the high copper content of the glaze to create these variations.
This vase is approximately 12" tall, 6" wide, and 2" deep. Please note that raku is purely decorative, it is never waterproof.