Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger

The origins of Raku pottery reach back to 16th century Japan and Korea. It is low fire, generally porous, and used almost exclusively for non-functional ware. Because of this, it has long been approached with a contemplative mind, much like any of the arts. Zen Masters have found the beauty of Raku to be it's worth, and the spirit of the maker is said to be revealed in the form of the piece.

This enormous raku plaque was made in the form of a platter, but like almost all Raku, it is not utilitarian. It displays a simple unpretentiousness which is belied by it's awe inspiring size. It is quite difficult to produce a piece of this size, particularly in the unpredictable Raku firing technique.

Condition is fine, with no chips, cracks, or problems that I see. Serendipitous events in the 'fire' are traditionally considered to be part of the appeal of the technique that add to the beauty of the piece. It is signed on the back, perhaps with a symbol or mark of the maker, you can see it in the raking light, it looks sort of like a big "Z", and I believe it was created by the same artist as a Raku vessel or vase I currently have listed in my shop (RL-536). Measures 21 " north to south, and 21 1/4" east to west, and stands between 2 7/8" and 3 1/4" tall when it is not hanging from the piercings in the foot that the maker has thoughtfully provided for this purpose. 20th C.

A beautiful piece, it will elicit peaceful and mindful contemplation. The slashes and splats of glaze suggest much, from landscapes to planetary motion to the history of Modern Art, without coalescing into any particular form... an amazing feat.

Item ID: RL-535


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Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger

Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger
Enormous Raku Platter- Plaque - Plate - Charger

The origins of Raku pottery reach back to 16th century Japan and Korea. It is low fire, generally porous, and used almost exclusively for non-functional ware. Because of this, it has long been approached with a contemplative mind, much like any of the arts. Zen Masters have found the beauty of Raku to be it's worth, and the spirit of the maker is said to be revealed in the form of the piece.

This enormous raku plaque was made in the form of a platter, but like almost all Raku, it is not utilitarian. It displays a simple unpretentiousness which is belied by it's awe inspiring size. It is quite difficult to produce a piece of this size, particularly in the unpredictable Raku firing technique.

Condition is fine, with no chips, cracks, or problems that I see. Serendipitous events in the 'fire' are traditionally considered to be part of the appeal of the technique that add to the beauty of the piece. It is signed on the back, perhaps with a symbol or mark of the maker, you can see it in the raking light, it looks sort of like a big "Z", and I believe it was created by the same artist as a Raku vessel or vase I currently have listed in my shop (RL-536). Measures 21 " north to south, and 21 1/4" east to west, and stands between 2 7/8" and 3 1/4" tall when it is not hanging from the piercings in the foot that the maker has thoughtfully provided for this purpose. 20th C.

A beautiful piece, it will elicit peaceful and mindful contemplation. The slashes and splats of glaze suggest much, from landscapes to planetary motion to the history of Modern Art, without coalescing into any particular form... an amazing feat.

Item ID: RL-535


I consider LAYAWAYS on an individual basis even though my Terms show the default of No Layaways. Please Inquire. Want to be the first to know when I list new items? Subscribe by clicking the "Subscribe" link under my "Oh." shop logo.

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