Small naked raku thin bottle vase
Jacqui Sos is a ceramic artist practicing in Mullumbimby on Bundjalung country. She creates work finished in Obvara and Raku techniques. She practices Ikebana and creates vases with flowers in mind.
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Education along with a Diploma in Ceramics at Lismore TAFE and an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, majoring in ceramics.
Raku as we know it today is an adaptation from the ancient Japanese method for quickly firing pots. It consists of putting bisque-fired vessels into a raku kiln (a kiln which can be opened while still very hot), firing up to around 850C then pulling the pots out and placing them in a “reduction chamber” where oxygen is eliminated and then placing in water to cool. The vessels hiss, jump and squirm in the water as they cool down. The thermal energy is evident on the surface of the vessels after they are scrubbed clean.
8cm H x 9cm W x 10cm D