Unique Raku Pottery and Ceramics by Ildikó Károlyi

Scorched Earth: Wild Clay Experiments
    • Use: decoration, Whispering Globes
    • Techniques: wheel-thrown • bisque
    • Year of Production: 2016
    • Dimensions: Ø 10–11 cm
    • Price: contact me for pricing and availability

Scorched Earth: Wild Clay Experiments

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It takes courage to realize how much beauty lies in the simplest things. Reaching back to the roots where this beauty originates from is a real challenge in today’s fast paced, consumer driven world. In my current works I mean to recall the first use of clay by humans. This unrefined, local, wild clay – practically the soil itself, a living material, containing various “impurities” – was found almost by accident; it produces an alluring, coarse, glowing red surface and develops characteristic, unique crackling patterns, which remind of surfaces shaped by the forces of nature for millions of years. These vessels ask to be picked up by two hands, they are ergonomic in their roundness and also celebrate the uniquely variable tactile decorative capabilities of our medium.

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