The hare with the silken ears
A unique sculpture of a hare with flowing silken ears in a bronze glaze
A feminine hare bust with her long silken ears tumbling down around her shoulders.
Size – Approx 20cm in height by 32cm in length.
Material – Stoneware clay and glaze. Stamped underneath with my logo.
Weight– Approx 5.4kg
Free UK delivery – Please allow 5 working days.
International delivery – will take longer but is tracked. Cost of international shipping will depend on your location, please email me if you’d like a quote.
VAT – Price includes VAT at 20% in applicable countries.
How she was made
Mud, glorious mud! well, professional-grade stoneware clay from the UK to be precise.
Out of the bag the clay needs, “wedging,” to remove any air trapped that can later cause problems during firing. Wedging is physical and theraputic!
This lady was built using the ancient coiling technique which involves rolling coils and building the shape up in layers to create a hollow form (solid structures are more likely to blow up during firing as any moisture left tries to escape.) It’s a slow process -you can’t rush the build as the form may just collapse under its own weight.
After allowing her to dry a little I was able to shape and sculpt her to bring out her character, and add her luscious ears.
Next was the bisque firing – a progressive heating programme to reach 1000°C.
Once cooled (48 hours later) I was able to hand paint three layers of bronze effect glaze to her.
Next was the glaze firing – this time the temperature reaches 1245°C, this is where the alchemy and magic happens and gives the surface the final appearance.