Vibrant red tea bowl with spontaneous and energetic brush marks.
Bruce Chivers creates simple forms imbued with a sense of spontaneity. 'Raku' as a technique allows him the opportunity to embrace that element of surprise, seeing and knowing then becomes as important as the making. Bruce produces two distinct styles of work - a range of high-fired porcelain, utilising carefully-controlled crazing glazes, and Raku, incorporating the spontaneity of the fire.
Raku is one of the six ancient kilns of Japan and loosely translated means comfortable or enjoyment. Raku has been abstracted in the West and is now synonymous with fast firing techniques or more accurately a philosophical approach to the work.
Width at widest point: 14.5cm
Diameter at rim: 14cm