Flower Raku Stack
Created by Frank Nemick
This large ceramic sculpture is composed of four separate elements with intriguing surface effects. The crackled surface is created using the Raku firing technique where the piece is pulled from a red hot kiln and put into a container of leaves or paper, which burn and then the smoke enters the cracks in the glaze.The disks are composed of two elements, the larger bottom one, and the upper two as one permanently joined piece. The base is also separate and has an iron flange embedded which can be attached to a surface of your choice. Each element is filled with a structural, rigid foam, that is not visible once assembled. Embedded within the foam is a threaded pipe that maintains the integrity of the piece and allows for assembly/disassembly. Easy assembly required; elements screw together by hand without tools. The correct placement is clearly marked.