Sylvia Quinnell - Linear expression exhibition

 

RAKU - White Crackle Glaze

Where East meets West taking its origins from the Japanese Tea Ceremony

 

Sylvia's white crackle glaze pots are intially, traditionally fired in an electric kiln to 1000c -

biscuit ware.  The pots are then glazed with a low melt tin glaze, placed in her home made outdoor dustbin type kiln which is fired by a propane gas burner.  The kiln is heated to 1000c in approximately 45 minutes breaking all traditional western rules.  Once the glaze has melted the red hot pots are lifted out with long handled tongs and placed into buckets of sawdust (reduction process).  The thermal shock causes the glaze to crackle.  Once the pot is cool it is washed clean to expose the crackle patterns and  the unglazed areas remain black.

Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics

Ceramic and driftwood spoons

Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics

Ceramic and driftwood spoons

Sylvia Quinnell ceramics
Sylvia Quinnell ceramics

Ceramic and driftwood spoons

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

White raku

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

White raku

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

White raku

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku dish SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

White raku dish SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku bowls

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

4 white raku small square dishes 3 SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku obelisks

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku larger vessels smaller one SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

"horsehair" boxes 3 SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

Horsehair box and white raku pot SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

white raku SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

black clay plate SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

plate SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

Labyrinth SOLD

Sylvia Quinnell
Sylvia Quinnell

White glaze raku jug SOLD